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Gujarat continues to witness heavy rains, Anjar worst hit
Gandhinagar June 19 (IANS) Most parts of Gujarat continued to witness heavy rains on Saturday, affecting normal life.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
TTD to build temples in Mumbai, Varanasi
Tirupati, June 19 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has decided to construct Lord Venkateswara temples in Mumbai and Varanasi.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Boeing establishes 100-bed hospital in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing India along with Doctors for You (DFY) and SELCO Foundation has established a 100-bed hospital here within just 20 days of its commencement, which was inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Goa extends Covid curfew till June 28
Panaji, June 19 (IANS) The Goa government on Saturday extended the Covid-19 curfew till June 28.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
PM praises LS Speaker for enhancing Parliament's productivity
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday received laurels from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for enhancing productivity of Parliament proceedings during his two years in office.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'taka Cong chief asks party colleagues to stop projecting anyone as CM face
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president D.K. Shivakumar on Saturday asked his party colleagues to stop projecting anyone as Chief Ministerial candidate but rather focus on bringing the party into power in 2023 Assembly polls.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Euro 2020: Fiola earns Hungary a point against France
Budapest, June 19 (IANS) Hungary produced a brave defensive display while France were guilty of missing a host of chances as the two sides drew their Euro 2020 Group F game 1-1 in the Ferenc Puskas Stadium here on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Football
India can be reasonably satisfied after 'opening' day's play
Ageas Bowl (Southampton), June 19 (IANS) In a crucial, prestigious winners-take-all Test for the mantle of crickets official and undisputed world champions, India have reason to be satisfied with their performance, having denied greater inroads to New Zealand, who called correctly with the coin in conditions distinctly advantageous to swing bowlers.
2021-06-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Assam to vaccinate three lakh people daily from Monday
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) The Assam government has set a target of inoculating three lakh people every day from June 21 under the enhanced vaccination programme, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
'Minority Affairs Ministry to run Covid vax awareness campaign to dispel rumours'
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Minority Affairs Ministry will be launching an awareness campaign 'Jaan Hai To Jahaan Hai' in rural and remote areas to dispel rumours against the ongoing Covid vaccination drive in the country.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amit Shah to visit Gujarat on Monday
Gandhinagar June 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit his home state Gujarat on Monday to inaugurate a few development projects, besides taking part in some other functions.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Fans resort to boos, Kohli annoyed as bad light plays spoilsport
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) Fans at the Hampshire Bowl on Saturday resorted to boos after the third session of the second day's play in the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand was interrupted by poor light for the third time in a day.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Centre allocates Rs 5,601 crore to Assam under Jal Jeevan Mission
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Centre has allocated Rs 5,601 crore to Assam under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) for 2021-22, the Ministry of Jal Shakti said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Olympic qualification: Indian women archers aim for bullseye
Paris, June 19 (IANS) All eyes are on the Indian women recurve team as it lines up on Sunday with the goal of earning an Olympic team quota place at an Olympic qualification tournament.
2021-06-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
MHA directs states to take action against assault on healthcare workers
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Saturday directed the states and the Union Territories (UTs) to proactively engage with the members of the medical fraternity to assuage their concerns, and take strict action against those who assault healthcare professionals.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chirag urges LS Speaker to review decision to appoint Paras as LJP leader
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Six days after being removed from the post of leader of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in the Lok Sabha, Chirag Paswan met Speaker Om Birla on Saturday and urged him to review his decision of accepting one of suspended party MPs as the leader of LJP in the Lower House.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'taka announces partial relaxation of lockdown curbs in 16 districts
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Saturday announced partial relaxation of the Covid-induced lockdown restrictions in 16 districts from June 21 to July 5, in view of the positivity rate falling below five per cent.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Delta variant of Covid-19 found in two NE states
Aizawl/Imphal, June 19 (IANS) The Delta variant of coronavirus has been found for the first time in two northeastern states -- Manipur and Mizoram -- following which the authorities have asked the people to be more cautious and follow Covid appropriate behaviour, officials said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
Major narco-terror module busted by J&K Police, 10 arrested
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested 10 persons after busting a major narco-terror module, seizing arms and ammunition, heroin, cash and several vehicles from the arrested persons, officials said here on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gurugram's mega vax drive aims to inoculate 30K people
Gurugram, June 19 (IANS) Gurugram is gearing up for a mass vaccination drive aimed at inoculating 30,000 people in the district.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
One-off women's Test: India fighting back to avoid defeat (Tea)
Bristol, June 19 (IANS) Indian women put up a fight for survival, taking a 78-run lead as they reached 243/8 wickets at tea on the fourth and final day of the one-off Test against England here on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Rajveer Singh: Have realised a father is the only friend one has
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) As the world celebrates Father's Day on Sunday, television actor Rajveer Singh says he and his father are introverts but their bond strengthened over the past few months.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala reports 12,443 new Covid cases, 115 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) The daily Covid caseload continues to remain high in Kerala with the state reporting 12,443 new cases on Saturday out of the 1,21,743 samples tested in the past 24 hours, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
When Milkh's name in Arjuna Awards' list created a furore
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Athletics legend Milkha Singh had the courage to speak up against the system when his name was included in the list of Arjuna Award for lifetime contribution to sports in 2001.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Ajay Devgn on planting trees: I can set example, all including kids should be involved
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood star Ajay Devgn and his son Yug were spotted Saturday planting trees in the city on Saturday, as part of Mega Vriksha Campaign of Campaign Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal Guv meets Amit Shah for second time in two days
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) On a day when the Calcutta High Court snubbed the West Bengal government for its 'inaction' over the post-poll violence in the state, Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital on Saturday for the second time in 48 hours.
2021-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Delhi govt to give Rs 1 cr ex-gratia to kin of 6 personnel killed on duty (Ld)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs one crore each to the families of six persons, who were residents of Delhi, and were killed while performing their duty.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 has entered mass production: Report
Seoul, June 19 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung's upcoming foldable smartphone -- Galaxy Z Flip3-- has entered mass production.
2021-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
J&K clocks 521 fresh Covid cases, four deaths
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) J&K on Saturday reported 521 new Covid cases, even as recoveries continue to outnumber the infections in the Union Territory.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
'Aarya' turns one: Sushmita Sen posts a 'thank you' note
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Sushmita Sen took to social media on Saturday to celebrate one year of release of her web series "Aarya".
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Medha Patkar moves SC seeking release of elderly prisoners amid Covid
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Activist Medha Patkar has moved a PIL in the Supreme Court for decongesting jails across the country by adopting a uniform mechanism to release inmates above 70 years of age, in the backdrop of the prevailing Covid situation in the country.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
WTC final: Kohli holds on as India reach 120/3 at tea on Day 2
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) India were 120/3 when they were forced to take an early tea break due to poor visibility here on the second day of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
K'taka Cong launches video contest for children to promote vaccination, BJP terms it duplicity
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Intensifying its efforts to gain public traction in its fight against Covid, the Karnataka unit of the Congress party is now wooing children. Karnataka Pradesh Congress President DK Shivakumar on Saturday launched the "Vaccinate Karnataka" campaign, a social media video contest for children to make videos that urge adults to get vaccinated.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amol Parashar opens up on shooting with Sara Ali Khan
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actor Amol Parashar recently shared the screen with actress Sara Ali Khan in an advertisement. He recalls how they didn't have a problem settling into their characters despite not getting enough time to know each other.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andhra logs 5k new Covid cases, tally at 18.3 lakh
Amaravati, June 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Saturday reported 5,647 new Covid cases, pushing the state's overall tally to over 18.4 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 65,244.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Job losses in Nepal after Covid surge unlikely to hit Oli's political fortunes
New Delhi, June 19: Unemployment has only risen in Nepal, hit by a severe second wave of Covid 19 and the subsequent lockdowns. A survey by the Nepal Rashtra Bank last year indicated that more than 60 per cent of the businesses in the Himalayan country may completely shut down. Large number of Nepalese, looking for employment opportunities, are once again firming up plans to move out of the country.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 1100 students move SC, seek cancellation of pvt, compartment exams by CBSE
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Hundreds of students have moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the CBSE to cancel Class XII private/compartment examinations in physical mode and urged for adoption of a performance evaluation formula similar to the CBSE assessment formula for the regular students. The results should be released in a time bound manner, said the plea by the 1152 students.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Ammonia levels in Yamuna rise again, to hit water supply in Delhi'
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Saturday said the water supply will be affected in several parts of the national capital on Sunday due to the rise in ammonia concentration in the Yamuna.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, Lakhvi among India's top 31 wanted terrorists (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Maulana Masood Azhar, the founder of Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) co-founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, and key Mumbai attacks perpetrator Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi feature in India's list of 31 most wanted terrorists.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
WTC final: Umpire Illingworth helps NZ save a review
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) Umpire Richard Illingworth's confusion, which led him to refer an appeal against Indian skipper Virat Kohli to the TV umpire, helped New Zealand save a review on the second day of the World Test Championship (WTC) final here at the Hampshire Bowl.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NTPC reports highest ever FY21 profit at 13.8k cr
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The country's largest power generator- NTPC Ltd., on Saturday reported highest ever net profit of Rs 13,769.52 crore for fiscal year 2020-21 ending March 31 beating the pandemic through increased generation and sale of power.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
KTDC rolls out 'in-car dining' to serve food in parked vehicles
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) is rolling out a novel facility 'in-car dining' that serves diners in their parked vehicles.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Fukrey' co-actors Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh in 'Chutzpah'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Varun Sharma and Manjot Singh have been roped in for a quirky new web-show titled "Chutzpah". The show also "A Suitable Boy" actress Tanya Maniktala and Elnaaz Norouzi, along with Gautam Mehra and Kshitij Chauhan.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mumbai again takes lead in active Covid caseload
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) With the Covid-19 situation improving in Pune, Mumbai has again taken the lead in terms of active Covid cases in the state, accounting for 18,764 of the state's 134,747 ill patients, health officials said here on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Tesla built its own Model 3-based police car in UK
London, June 19 (IANS) Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle company Tesla has reportedly built its police car based on the Model 3 electric sedan in the UK and it plans to use it to test the UK emergency vehicle market.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Kriti Sanon is black magic woman in new post
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon spreads black magic in a new photo-op that she has shared on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Women now comprise 41% of global supply chain workforce
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Women comprise 41 per cent of the supply chain workforce globally in 2021, up from 39 per cent last year, according to a new survey. However, 54 per cent of survey respondents said that retaining mid-career women is an increasing challenge.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Track legend Milkha Singh laid to rest with full state honours
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Chandigarh on Saturday bid a tearful farewell to 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh (91), who passed away at the PGI Hospital here after a prolonged battle with Covid-19 late on Friday night.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Arshi Khan seeks Salman Khan's help to find a groom on 'Swayamvar'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Arshi Khan, who rose to fame on "Bigg Boss 14", is back to reality TV with the show "Swayamvar". She wants actor and "Bigg Boss" host Salman Khan to help her choose the right life partner.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Footprints of last dinosaurs walked 110M years ago in UK found
London, June 19 (IANS) A team of researchers in the UK has discovered footprints from at least six different species of dinosaur -- the very last dinosaurs to walk on the UK soil 110 million years ago.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
American Crouser breaks 31-year-old shot put world record
Eugene, June 19 (IANS) Olympic champion Ryan Crouser broke the 31-year-old world record of Randy Barnes in men's shot put at the US Olympic Trials, recording a throw of 23.37 metres here.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
Nearly 28% of all-electric scooters reported injuries affected head, neck
New York, June 19 (IANS) If you ride an e-scooter, take safety precautions as new research shows that nearly 28 per cent of all-electric scooters reported injuries were head and neck injuries.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
Varun Dhawan gets first jab of Covid vaccine
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan on Saturday posted photos getting vaccinated with the first shot for Covid-19.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jobs to wives of murder accused CPI-M supporters trigger row in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Congress workers staged a protest in front of the Kanhangad district hospital in Kasaragod on Saturday against the manner in which the wives of three CPI-M supporters, presently jailed for the murder of two Youth Congress workers, were given temporary jobs by the district authorities.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Milkha's mantra: Cross-country running, climbing hill with stones
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The secret behind late Milkha Singh's consistent performances at international level in 400m races was cross-country running which he did while building up for main competitions during his time in the Indian Army.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Regional parties can never do good for the state: Jitin Prasada
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) After joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earlier this month Jitin Prasada, who visited the BJP headquarters in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow for the first time, hit out at regional parties and said they can never do good for the state.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Women's one-off Test: Deepti's gritty knock keeps India afloat
Bristol, June 19 (IANS) Indian women wiped off the deficit and took a six-run lead as they went into lunch at 171/3 in the second innings thanks to Deepti Sharma's gritty 168-ball 54 which ended just before the break on the fourth and final day of the one-off Test against England here.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Railways ferries 32 lakh passengers in one week
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) With the number of new Covid cases dropping significantly in the last few days and several states announcing unlock measures, the Indian Railways is helping to bring workers to their respective workplaces from different parts of the country, ferrying over 32 lakh people in the last seven days.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
By giving clean chit to Agra hospital, UP govt did mock drill of inquiry: Priyanka
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for giving a clean chit to an Agra hospital where 22 patients died after oxygen supply was allegedly cut during a drill.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook doubles down on detecting deepfakes
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Facebook has collaborated with researchers at the Michigan State University (MSU) to develop a method of detecting and attributing deepfakes.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kris Jenner: Kourtney the toughest among the sisters to manage
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Television personality Kris Jenner, who is also the manager of her children's career, says her eldest daughter Kourtney Kardashian, is the toughest to manage.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Facebook rolls out v30 update for Quest owners
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Facebook is rolling out its v30 software update to the Oculus Quest and Quest 2 VR headsets that will bring the microphone swapping and new accessibility features soon to users.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Andhra to hold EAPCET from Aug 19 to 25
Amaravati, June 19 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) has announced to conduct Engineering, Agriculture and Pharmacy Common Entrance Test (EAPCET-2021) from August 19 to 25.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Ankur Bhatia gets nostalgic as 'Aarya' completes one year
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actor Ankur Bhatia feels his negative role of Sangram in the web show "Aarya" helped in establishing him as a strong performer. The series completed one of release on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
PNBHF proposed capital infusion to strengthen equity buffer: Ind-Ra
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The proposed capital infusion in PNB Housing Finance Limited (PNBHF) would strengthen the company's equity buffers to absorb any asset-side stress, said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AirAsia India operates 9 flights with fully vaccinated crew
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Passenger carrier AirAsia India has operated nine flights with fully vaccinated crew including cabin crew and pilots.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi govt to give Rs 1 cr ex-gratia to kin of 6 slain security personnel
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs one crore each to the families of six persons, who were residents of Delhi, and sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WTC final: India lose openers, go to lunch at 69/2
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) India were 69 for two at lunch on the second day of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand here at the Hampshire Bowl on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympics organisers may further reduce overseas delegates by 25,000
Tokyo, June 19 (IANS) The Tokyo 2020 organisers could further reduce the number of foreign delegates attending the Olympic and Paralympic Games by as much as 25,000 to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 during the showpiece event next month.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Bengal teen killed 4 members of family, kept bodies buried in godown for 4 months
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A shocking incident has come to light at Kaliachak in West Bengals Malda district, where a 19-year-old youth allegedly killed his parents, sister and grandmother and kept the bodies buried in the godown of the house for the last four months.
2021-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FPOs federation needed to enhance farmers income: Grant Thornton Bharat
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Federation of 'Farmer Producer Organisation' (FPO) is required in each state to exploit economies of scales as well as enhance farmers' income levels, Grant Thornton Bharat said in a report.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian film industry mourns Milkha Singh's death
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Several film personalities took to social media on Saturday to express shock and grief over the demise of legendary sprinter Milkha Singh.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Repo rate expected to remain unchanged in FY22: Emkay Global
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India's repo rate is expected to remain unchanged during FY22, said Emkay Global in a report.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Leaders across party line greet Rahul Gandhi on birthday
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on Saturday, turned 51 with several political leaders across party line wishing him on his birthday, which he has decided not to celebrate in view of the Covid pandemic.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
City administration let Milkha down on synthetic track
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Milkha Singh's efforts for a synthetic running track in the city went in vain as his proposal, which he had made during his 21-year tenure as head of Chandigarh athletics body, couldn't see the light of day due to apathy from administration.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
BJP's J&K unit to organise Yoga Day events at booth level
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has planned major events across Jammu and Kashmir on International Yoga Day (IYD) observed on June 21 every year, to further expand its base in the Union Territory (UT), including the valley.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Poor sleep may up dementia, early death risk among olders
New York, June 19 (IANS) Older adults who struggle to fall asleep and experience frequent night awakenings are at high risk for developing dementia or dying early from any cause, a new study suggests.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM announces Milkha Singh Chair in Patiala sports varsity
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced a Milkha Singh Chair at the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University in Patiala in memory of the legendary athlete who passed away on Friday night due to Covid complications at the age of 91.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
IYC, NSUI hold free Covid vax camps on Rahul's birthday
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress (IYC), National Students Union of India (NSUI) and Delhi Congress on Saturday organised free Covid vaccination camps here and distributed ration kits among the people on the birthday of former party president Rahul Gandhi.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kumbh mela was biggest super spreader event: AICC official
Panaji, June 19 (IANS) All India Congress Committee general secretary Dinesh Gundu Rao, on Saturday, said that the Kumbh mela organised in Uttarakhand amid the second Covid wave, was the "biggest super spreader event in the world", even as he blamed Prime Minister Narendra modi for not doing enough to rein in the rapid spread of infections earlier this year.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Smartphone apps 'valuable tool' for patients during pandemic
London, June 19 (IANS) A team of researchers has found that smartphone apps and telehealth initiatives have the potential to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare systems and patients' quality of life in relation to pain management.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
UP govt to connect all health centres with main roads
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to provide easy access to better health and medical facilities to the people in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has given instructions to connect all the community health centres (CHCs) and primary health centres (PHCs) in urban and rural areas with the main roads.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Telangana decides to lift Covid lockdown completely
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) The Telangana government has decided to totally lift the lockdown in the state. At its meeting held on Saturday, the state cabinet discussed the matter and decided on total removal of the lockdown which was imposed to control the spread of Covid in the state.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
ISL side Hyderabad FC sign young striker Aaren D'Silva
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Hyderabad FC have signed 23-year-old striker Aaren D'Silva on a three-year contract till the end of the 2023-24 season, the club announced on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
Dinner invite from Milkha invaluable, says man who broke his record
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Former athlete Paramjeet Singh said he was honoured to be invited by Milkha Singh for dinner at his residence in Chandigarh after he broke the legend's 38-year-old national record in 400 metres at a domestic meet in 1998.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Sunny Leone has 'no time to be blue'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sunny Leone looks pretty in blue in a series of new pictures she posted on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP demands attempt to murder case against Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Joining issue in the ongoing war of words between chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and new Congress president K. Sudhakaran, on Saturday, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan demanded that an attempt to murder case against Vijayan be lodged.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Rashmika Mandanna on 'Dear Comrade' Hindi dub crossing 250mn views
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) The Hindi dubbed version of the Vijay Deverakonda-starrer Telugu blockbuster "Dear Comrade" has crossed 250 million views on YouTube, and the film's lead actress Rashmika Mandanna is naturally elated.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Will interfering in elections give farmers victory?
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As the farmers agitation, which started on November 26 last year, entered the 205th day on Saturday, the question arises whether by adopting an arbitrary attitude and interfering in the elections, will the farmers be able to get what they want?
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Spl cancellation stamp to mark Yoga Day 2021
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Department of Posts or India Post is coming out with a special cancellation stamp to capture the essence of International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21 -- one among the largest such simultaneous philatelic commemorations ever.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Stalin wishes his 'beloved brother' Rahul Gandhi Happy Birthday
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday wished Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on his birthday calling him "my beloved brother".
2021-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
How anti-science tweets could flag a Covid outbreak
New York, June 19 (IANS) Anti-science, partisan tweets like do not use mask or vaccines are of no use could flag a Covid outbreak in a particular region, scientists have found, a discovery that can help policymakers and public health officials.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
YouTube for iOS getting picture-in-picture mode in US
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) After a long wait, YouTube for iOS is officially gaining picture-in-picture (PiP) support that will allow all users -- non-premium and premium -- to close the YouTube app and continue to watch their video in a small pop-up window.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Aarya' turns one: Namit Das says series gave him 'recognition an actor vies for'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Sushmita Sen-starrer "Aarya" released last year on this day. Namit Das, who played an important role in the show, credits the web series for giving him recognition an actor vies for.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Raisi wins Iran prez polls by landslide: Preliminary results (Ld)
Tehran, June 19 (IANS) Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent Chief Justice of Iran, has won the country's presidential election by a landslide, according to preliminary results released on Saturday by the Interior Ministry.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Adivi Sesh-starrer 'Major' to resume shooting in July
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) Telugu actor Adivi Sesh took to social media on Saturday to inform fans that the shoot of his upcoming bilingual film "Major" will resume in July.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India wear black armbands to honour Milkha Singh
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) The Indian cricket team that took the field for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand is wearing black armbands in memory of sprint king Milkha Singh, who passed away on Friday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Equity cult spreads from Assam to Andhra in Corona times
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) States not known for a strong equity culture like Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana have shown a big jump in stock market investors compared to the last quarter.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sr. PDP leader released hours after Mehbooba receives invite for June 24 meeting
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Hours after former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti received an invitation to attend the all-party meeting headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24, authorities in J&K on Saturday released her uncle and senior PDP leader, Sartaj Madni, from detection.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
India's FY22 GDP expected to grow by 8.7%: MOFSL
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India's FY22 GDP is expected to grow by 8.7 per cent said Motilal Oswal Financial Services (MOFSL) in a report.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
American shot putter Crouser smashes world record in Eugene
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Olympic champion Ryan Crouser broke the 31-year-old men's shot put world record as he topped the US Olympic trials event in Eugene, Oregon.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
K'taka-Maha form three-tier water management committees to check floods
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka and Maharashtra on Saturday jointly decided to form three-tier water management committees to check floods in both the states during the monsoon season.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Software to help identify patients who may require ventilator support
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A software can now identify whether a patient will require ventilator support in an ICU or referral, and will make necessary arrangements before emergency sets in.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Aus govt urged to deploy forces to fast-track vax rollout
Canberra, June 19 (IANS) Medical experts in Australia have urged the government to deploy defence forces to fast-track the troubled coronavirus vaccine rollout, which has been plagued by supply issues and safety concerns.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics
4 lions in Chennai zoo diagnosed with Delta variant of Covid-19
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Four lions at Arignar Anna Zoological Park or popularly known as Vandalur Zoo are suffering from the contagious Delta variant of coronavirus, the Zoo said.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Cambodia reports highest daily Covid deaths
Phnom Penh, June 19 (IANS) Cambodia on Saturday confirmed 20 new Covid-19 fatalities, the highest ever single-day spike, increased te overall death toll to 414, the Health Ministry said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
WTC final: New Zealand win toss, elect to bowl
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl in the World Test Championship final against India here at the Hampshire Bowl on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Calcutta HC snubs Mamata govt on post-poll violence
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Four days after West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar wrote to chief minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that the state government has been inactive and indifferent about the sufferings of the people due to post-poll violence, the Calcutta High Court on Saturday criticised the Mamata Banerjee government and observed that the state has not taken any concrete steps to address the complaints pertaining to post-poll violence.
2021-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Dream Sports Foundation extends aid to Covid-hit sports professionals
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Over 3,500 sports professionals across 29 sports -- including 3,300 current and retired athletes -- have received financial and equipment support from Dream Sports Foundation (DSF) through its 'Back on Track' initiative to tide over the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Taliban attack on Afghan city repulsed
Kabul, June 19 (IANS) Afghan security forces have repulsed a Taliban attack on the northern Kunduz city on Saturday and the militants fled after suffering casualties, an army spokesman said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Milkha wanted to see an Indian win Olympic athletics medal
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Sprint king Milkha Singh, who missed an Olympic medal by a whisker 60 years ago, wanted to see an Indian win an Olympic medal in athletics -- a dream that remained unfulfilled.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Over 4K youth clubs being set up in J&K, one in each Panchayat halqa
New Delhi, June 19: In order to boost the local youth engagement with the Union Territory governments developmental initiatives, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has ordered establishment of youth clubs, one in each Panchayat halqa, for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir. An outlay of Rs 12 crore has been earmarked in the current financial years annual budget for the purpose of making this novel engagement a success in the region of the youths limited access to the governments developmental initiatives.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
All J&K parties being invited for June 24 meeting with PM
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Amid reports that New Delhi is extending invitation to all mainstream political parties in J&K, former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti confirmed on Saturday that she has received the invitation while NC patron, Dr Farooq Abdullah said he is yet to receive it.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Apple releases updates for iMovie, Final Cut Pro
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Apple has released a series of updates to its consumer and professional video editing apps for the Mac to bring a range of workflow improvements and new features.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Prithviraj releases teaser of his new Malayalam thriller 'Cold Case'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran released the teaser of his upcoming thriller "Cold Case" on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Remittance inflow rise in Nepal, but is it also cause for worry?
New Delhi, June 19: Overseas remittances in Nepal have risen notwithstanding the Covid 19 pandemic. According to Nepal Times, inflow of remittances between July 2020 to May 2021 stood at (Nepalese) Rs 810 billion up 19.2 per cent compared to the corresponding period in the previous year.
2021-06-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
7 people dead after plane crash lands in Russia
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Seven people were killed after a plane made an emergency landing in Russia's Kemerovo Oblast in Siberia, an emergency services official said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP vociferously opposes Tipu Sultan's statue in Andhra
Amaravati, June 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are vociferously opposing plans to install a Tipu Sultan statue in Kadapa district's Proddatur by a section of people. The BJP leaders have warned that statewide agitations will be held if the decision is not withdrawn.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Young Kerala cricketer mesmerises India skipper Mithali, industrialist Mahindra
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A six-year-old girl, Mehak Fathima, from Kozhikode in Kerala has caught the attention of India women's Test team captain Mithali Raj and industrialist Anand Mahindra after she posted a video of her batting practice in full cricketing gear on Instagram recently.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kim Jong-un vows to overcome all difficulties
Seoul, June 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to break through all difficulties facing the country at the end of a plenary session of the ruling party, state media reported on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
J&K LG to interact with DDCs, BDC & panchayat representatives
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Taking governance to the grassroots level and strengthening the participatory democracy, J&K Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha will interact with the DDCs, BDC and Panchayat representatives once every month.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
For a refreshing summer skin
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) Adding to its existing range of Ayurvedic products, beauty brand Kama Ayurveda has launched a steam-distilled toner 'Pure Neroli Water' that helps tone and smoothen the skin.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pak's Qureshi says Af doesn't share border with India, but what about PoK?
New Delhi, June 19: Pakistan is obsessed with India, and its ruling elite goes ballistic when the conversation shifts to New Delhis role in Afghanistan. The outburst by Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is the latest edition when there has been a free flow of vitriol targeting India.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Latest Covid testing kit 'SENSIT' exhibits 86-100% specificity
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday said that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved DBT-BIRAC supported product 'SENSIT Rapid Covid-19 Ag kit' exhibits sensitivity and specificity of 86 per cent and 100 per cent, respectively and has a shelf life of 24 months.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Women turned to yoga during pandemic to beat the blues: Survey
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) This last year, along with the impact on physical health, Covid-19 has led to many mental health challenges such as isolation, stress, anxiety and depression. This is highlighted in a recent survey conducted by Enamor, which finds that one in every two women say that the pandemic has affected their mental health in a negative way.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Father's Day Gifting Guide 2021
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) Undoubtedly, fathers are special. They are the real-life superheroes who have got your back, no matter how old you are. If this Father's Day is about making your dad feel valued and loved, we have the perfect inspiration for you with these gifts.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
S.African military personnel to help hospitals against resurgence
Johannesburg, June 19 (IANS) South Africa has deployed military personnel in hospitals in the province of Gauteng to help fight against a latest Covid-19 resurgence, said Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.
2021-06-19
Category: International, South Africa,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
#VToo: Now, Mumbai college complains of Vaccine scam
Mumbai (Maharashtra), June 19 (IANS) A Mumbai College on Saturday claimed it may have been cheated in a vaccination drive on it campus, conducted by an event management company earlier this month.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
19-year-old charged teen over Arizona shooting spree
Phoenix, June 19 (IANS) Authorities US state of Arizona said that a 19-year-old teenager was charged over a shooting spree that left one dead and 12 others injured in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
I don't have any mafia links, Vijayan has: Sudhakaran
Kochi, June 19 (IANS) A day after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan went hammer and tongs against new Congress chief K.Sudhakaran, the latter responded with equal fire and termed the left leader as "a mafia", saying it suits him better than anyone.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Heavy rains in Gujarat, Anand gets 173 mm in 4 hours
Gandhinagar, June 19 (IANS) Heavy showers lashed almost all parts of Gujarat inundating many areas in Anand and Surat districts, which affected the normal lives of the people.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Yahoo Mobile announces to shut down after 1 year of launch
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Yahoo Mobile, a mobile phone service that uses Verizons network, is shutting down, the service announced on its official website.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Security challenges led to monumental changes in force: IAF chief
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Indian Air Force has gone through monumental transformation with unprecedented and rapidly evolving security scenario in the neighbourhood, said Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, on Saturday, pointing out that this has led to intense combat power in operations.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Farhan mourns Mikha Singh's death: You represented a dream
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actor Farhan Akhtar, who played Milkha Singh in the film "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", has mourned the death of the legendary Indian athlete, who passed away aged 91 after a long battle with Covid-19.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Foodgrains worth Rs 1.6K cr procured in Andhra
Amaravati, June 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh civil supplies commissioner Kona Sasidhar said food grains worth 1,637 crore have been procured until now and noted that Rs 200 crore funds will be paid to farmers from Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Your last-minute Father's Day gifting guide
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) As Father's Day is on Sunday, it is time to pick the right gift for your dad. Being a challenging year for the country, these special occasions play a significant role in taking a break and showering love on your families and friends.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Study shows grey matter loss post-Covid infection
New York, June 19 (IAS) An analysis of brain scans from people once infected with Covid-19 suggest a consistent pattern in loss of grey matter over time, say researchers.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Avika Gor on appearing in Telugu game show 'Sixth Sense 4'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Avika Gor appeared on the Telugu game show "Sixth Sense" season 4 and raised Rs 1 lakh for an NGO.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran presidential race by landslide
Tehran, June 19 (IANS) Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent Chief Justice of Iran, has won the country's presidential election by a landslide, according to preliminary results released on Saturday by the Interior Ministry.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
SL middle order big worry for coach Mickey Arthur
London, June 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka cricket coach Mickey Arthur is worried about the lack of depth in the middle order as his team gears up to take on England in six white-ball matches, beginning with a T20 International in Cardiff on June 23.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Raise spirits this Father's Day with this gifting guide
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) If your old man is an alcohol lover, he's going to be chuffed when these brands turn up at his doorstep this Father's Day. It is the perfect opportunity for you to treat, if we dare say, the most important man in your life to their favorite spirits.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Pride Month: Of men and the rainbow hues of make-up
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) For gay activist and make-up and beauty enthusiast, Sanyam Sharma, makeup has always been a form of self-expression. Speaking on the practice of men experimenting with beauty products, he says that slowly things are changing, more and more creators are venturing and embracing the concept of "guy beauty".
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka resumes free milk distribution to boost immunity
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka decided to resume free distribution of milk powder - Ksheera Bhagya - temporarily to school children enrolled in all government schools across the state aimed at boosting their immunity levels.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kashmiri migrants seek release of Mirwaiz Umer Farooq from detention
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Demands are being made to release Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq from house detention. He has been in detention since last 23 months
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
California launches digital Covid vax portal
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) California has launched a digital platform through which the state's residents can access their Covid-19 vaccination records.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Politics
China's Guangdong reports 6 new locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) China's Guangdong province reported six new locally-transmitted confirmed Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Venezuela forced into war economy to confront US sanctions: Maduro
Caracas, June 19 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that his country has been forced to implement a "war economy" to confront US sanctions and promote the development of productivity.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
NTPC among top 50 Great Place to Work in India
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) NTPC has been recognised as a 'Great Place to Work' for the 15th year in a row by the Great Place to Work Institute.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
All eyes on J&K all-party meet on June 24
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) All eyes are on the Jammu and Kashmir all-party meeting even as former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has received a call to take part in the all important meeting of mainstream political parties of the union territory on June 24 in Delhi to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
UN, partners raise $3.7bn for Covid relief in 2020
United Nations, June 19 (IANS) The UN said that $3.7 billion was raised with partners for Covid-19 relief in 2020, amid conflicts and a mounting climate crisis which already generated record-high humanitarian needs.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Santhosh to visit UP again, fuels fresh speculations
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) BJP National General Secretary, Organisation, B.L. Santhosh, who had visited Lucknow 15 days ago, is again coming to UP on June 21. Speculations are rife about his second visit in less than a month.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Relaxing Covid curbs should be carefully calibrated: MHA
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As many states and Union Territories (UTs) have started relaxing restrictions with decline in number of active Covid-19 cases, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on Saturday, advised them to ensure the opening process in "carefully calibrated" manner.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Brazil sets new daily Covid vaccination record
Brasilia, June 19 (IANS) The Brazilian government broke its daily record for vaccination against Covid-19, after accelerating its immunisation pace in recent days, the Ministry of Health said on Friday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
India should have had a fast-bowling all-rounder in playing XI: Mishra
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Veteran leg-spinner and a member of the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Delhi Capitals, Amit Mishra feels that while the India playing XI for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand "looks great", a fast-bowling all-rounder could have further strengthened the side.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
IMF proposes setting up of an int'l carbon price floor
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has proposed to set up an international carbon price floor to help limit global warming and achieve the transition toward low carbon growth over this decade.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
With hardliner Raisi likely to be Prez, women's freedom in Iran may get hit: Israeli expert
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) As an Iran-expert at one of the most important security institute in Israel and the Middle East, Dr. Raz Zimmt's views on Iran, its domestic and foreign policies, are keenly followed by the strategic and political community globally.
2021-06-19
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Portuguese EU Presidency launches new educational program
Lisbon, June 19 (IANS) The Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) has launched the new Erasmus+ educational funding program, with a total budget of 28.4 billion euros ($33 billion).
2021-06-19
Category: International, Portugal,Education
EU-UK ties 'at crossroads', warns official
Brussels, June 19 (IANS) The relationship between the European Union (EU) and the UK is "at crossroads" amid the Northern Ireland row, warned Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of inter-institutional relations and foresight.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Lebanon, UN open probe into Israeli claim of foiled arms smuggling
Beirut, June 19 (IANS) The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the authorities in Beirut have opened an investigation into a claim by Israel that it has thwarted an attempt to smuggle weapons, a security source said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Three Punjabis appointed Ministers in Ontario
Toronto, June 19 (IANS) Three Punjabis were appointed as Ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle in Canada's Ontario province.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Politics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE perfectly blends productivity with fun
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As the demand for tablets continues to grow in India amid the continuing virtual work, learning and fun times, consumers are looking to upgrade their devices to keep up with their new lifestyles. Tablets need to evolve and Samsung has now brought two new tabs to India which are designed to meet the daily needs of consumers.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Boeing completes successful first flight of 737-10
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Global aerospace major Boeing has completed successful first flight of -- 737-10 -- the largest airplane in the 737MAX family.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yoga helps these artists better their art
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) International Yoga Day is celebrated across the globe on Monday, June 21. To get you inspired, IANSlife speaks to eight exemplary visual artists, classical dancers and musicians who share insights on how their yogic lifestyle helps them with life and art.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
27 dead in Peru bus accident
Lima, June 19 (IANS) At least 27 people were killed and several injured after a bus overturned in the southern Peruvian region of Ayacucho, according to the police.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Sweden,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pavan Malhotra and Zoya Hussain talk about playing father-daughter in 'Grahan'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Pavan Malhotra and Zoya Hussain have opened up on playing father and daughter in the upcoming web series "Grahan", ahead of Father's Day on Sunday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russia to leave Open Skies Treaty on Dec 18
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Russia will officially withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies, an arms control pact with the US that permitted unarmed surveillance flights over military facilities in both countries, on December 18, the Foreign Ministry said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Fuel prices remain unchanged on Saturday
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Fuel retailers spared consumers of any further increase in prices by keeping retail prices of petrol and diesel unchanged on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
30 to 40 countries unable to give 2nd Covid shots: WHO
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) Between 30 to 40 countries are unable to provide second doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, especially those expecting jabs from AstraZeneca, officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
PM Modi may hold all-party meet on J&K next week
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to hold an all-party meeting on Jammu and Kashmir next week, a first such move taken since the abrogation of Article 370 from the region and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories in August 2019, sources said.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aussie players will find it hard to justify going back to IPL: Finch
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) Australia's white-ball skipper Aaron Finch has expressed his "surprise" at so many players pulling out of the tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh and said that "they would find it hard to justify going back and playing the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL)".
2021-06-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
One attire, different avatars
New Delhi, June 19 (IANSlife) Fashion trends keep evolving, but it is impossible to continuously splurge on different items bi-monthly to be at the fashion forefront. Keeping in mind the upcoming wedding season and the new mantra of reusing heritage and preowned items, here are few styling options for your loved saree to give them a different look.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
J&K could become country's most sought after, affordable healthcare destination (KASHMIR PART-2)
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir is spending 2.86 per cent of its Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) on healthcare which is the highest by any state or UT in the country.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
US to invest over $3bn for Covid antiviral medicines
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US government is investing more than $3 billion to accelerate the development and manufacturing of antiviral medicines to treat Covid-19, according to a statement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Delta likely to become dominant strain in US: CDC
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The Delta coronavirus variant is expected to become the dominant strain in America, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Gurugram: FIR against ex-BJP MLA for forging court records
Gurugram, June 19 (IANS) Following a complaint by the District Town Planner (DTP), the Gurugram police on Friday registered FIRs against three persons, including a former Gurugram BJP MLA for allegedly forging court records and circulating them on social media, the police said on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mexico to recover full economic activity in Q3: Prez
Mexico City, June 19 (IANS) Mexico's economy will recover full activity in the third quarter of 2021, reaching the levels prior to the arrival of Covid-19 over a year ago, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
FinMin refutes reports of alleged black money held by Indians in Switzerland
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Union Finance Ministry on Saturday said that increase in deposits of Indians in Swiss Banks could be on account of increase in business of Swiss bank branches located in India and raised Inter-bank transactions, rather than due to an increase in alleged black money held by Indians in Switzerland.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Actress Ayesha Sultana leaves for Lakshadweep to appear before cops
Kochi, June 19 (IANS) Lakshadweep film personality Ayesha Sultana, on Saturday, left for the island, to appear before the Kavaratti Police which had served her a notice to appear before them on Sunday evening.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Good competition to bowl to Shafali: England spinner Sophie
Bristol, June 19 (IANS) England left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone feels that bowling to India's prolific run-getter Shafali Verma is an interesting challenge as one "never knows what's going to happen".
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Proposed global UN roadmap shows universal access to clean energy by 2030
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Everyone in the world could have access to clean, affordable energy within the next nine years if countries modestly increase investments, according to new UN reports released, in advance of a major ministerial meeting on June 21-25 where countries and businesses will begin to announce energy plans for the decade.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
AstraZeneca ordered to deliver 50mn vax doses or face fines
Brussels, June 19 (IANS) A Brussels court has ordered AstraZeneca to deliver an additional 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to European Union (EU) member states by September or face a maximum of 500 million euros ($593 million) in fines.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delta variant gaining ground in Germany
Berlin, June 19 (IANS) Although the share of the Covid-19 Delta variant in Germany is only 6 per cent of the new cases, the strain is spreading at a fast pace, Lothar Wieler, president of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine
PM condoles demise of DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed grief over the demise of Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Secretary of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google working on 'Find My Device' network for Android users
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Taking a cue from Apple, Google is reportedly working on a 'Find My Device' network that will help nearly three billion Android users locate their lost devices.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Canada-US border restrictions extended to July 21
Ottawa, June 19 (IANS) The government in Ottawa announced that the Canada-US border agreement on travel restrictions will be extended for another month to July 21.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Andhra CM condoles Milkha Singh's demise
Amaravati, June 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday expressed his grief over the demise of Milkha Singh, former Indian track and field sprinter.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Raje is BJP, BJP Raje in Rajasthan' triggers tumult in state unit
Jaipur, June 19 (IANS) The split between former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's followers with the current state leadership, which was earlier limited to poster war, has now spilled out in the with open verbal clashes where her followers have openly declared 'Raje is BJP and BJP is Raje' in Rajasthan.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Perform yoga at home with these unique iOS apps amid pandemic
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As millions of people get prepared for the International Yoga Day around the world, those staying indoors, after going through a lethal second Covid wave in India, can find solace in some fresh iOS apps for their overall well-being from the comforts of their homes.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
3,000 African girls to be trained in coding: UNECA
Addis Ababa, June 19 (IANS) The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has announced that about 3,000 young female Africans between 12 and 25 years will be trained to "develop coding and other cogitative skills for solving the continent's contemporary problems, closing gender gaps and fighting poverty".
2021-06-19
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics,Technology
Earth's energy imbalance doubled in 14 years: NASA
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Raising an alarm over human-caused climate change, NASA-led research has revealed that the amount of heat trapped by Earth's land, ocean and atmosphere has doubled over the course of only 14 years.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Urvashi Rautela: When I am at my best, I am my father's daughter
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela says her father Manvar Singh taught her the importance of valuing oneself. Ahead of Father's Day on June 20, Urvashi also shares the kind of bond she shares with her dad.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BharatPe in talks to raise $250M led by Tiger Capital: Report
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Fintech major BharatPe, that hit a new high with 106 million monthly transactions in UPI in March this year, is reportedly raising nearly $250 million in its next funding round led by Tiger Global.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Stay-at-home order imposed in Myanmar township
Nay Pyi Taw, June 19 (IANS) Myanmar's Ministry of Health and Sports imposed a stay-at-home order in Letpadan township, Bago region, due to a recent resurgence of new Covid-19 cases.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine
West Indies' Gabriel takes 2, SA's Elgar slams 77 as honours even on Day I
Gros Islet (St Lucia), June 19 (IANS) West Indies right-arm fast bowler Shannon Gabriel took two crucial wickets on his return to Test cricket, but South Africa battled back thanks to half-centuries from skipper Dean Elgar (77) and wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock (59 not out) to close Day 1 of the second Test on 218/5 on Friday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Cricket
7 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers
Ramallah, June 19 (IANS) At least seven Palestinian protesters were injured during clashes with Israeli soldiers in two separate incidents in the West Bank, medical sources said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Spain to ease compulsory outdoor mask mandate
Madrid, June 19 (IANS) Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said that his government is considering easing compulsory mask-wearing, and facemasks will no longer be obligatory outdoors from June 26.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Spain,Politics
UK retail sales fall despite further easing of curbs
London, June 19 (IANS) The UK's retail sales volumes fell by 1.4 per cent monthly between April and May despite the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Politics
Need more Test exposure to avoid collapses: Smriti Mandhana
Bristol, June 19 (IANS) India batter Smriti Mandhana, who had slammed a patient 78 in the first innings against the England women's team in the one-off Test here, said her players need more Test exposure to forge a better understanding among themselves in the closing stages of every session.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India logs 60K new Covid cases, 1,647 deaths
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India has recorded 60,753 new cases of Covid and 1,647 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Woman earns praise from PM Modi for following Covid norms
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised a mother, who had separated herself from her 6-year-old son after getting infected with the coronavirus, for her courage. The mother wrote a letter to the Prime Minister and narrated her ordeal through a poem.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Milkha's cremation in Chandigarh at 5pm with state honours
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Tributes have been pouring across the globe as legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, 91, whose 400 metres Indian national record stood for 38 years and the 400 metres Asian record for 26 years, died at the age of 91 after a long battle with COVID-19 on Friday night.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Indonesia cuts short this yr's Xmas holidays
Jakarta, June 19 (IANS) The Indonesian government has cut short this year's Christmas holidays and shifted dates of two other festivities amid an ongoing surge in Covid-19 cases, a senior Minister said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
S Korea to develop over 100 mini satellites in next decade
Seoul, June 19 (IANS) South Korea has said it will develop over 100 miniature satellites over the next decade with the aim of establishing a national security monitoring system and testing next generation network communications in its latest push to strengthen its space industry.
2021-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,Science/Tech
Ethiopia lauded for inclusive education policies for refugee kids
Addis Ababa, June 19 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has commended Ethiopia for its efforts towards inclusive education policies for refugee children and the youth.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Ethiopia,Education,Politics
Euro 2020: England forced to goalless draw with Scotland
London, June 19 (IANS) England were held to a goalless tie with their oldest rivals Scotland in the second-round Group D match at the Euro 2020 at Wembley.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Copa America: Rodriguez fires Argentina to win over Uruguay
Brasilia (Brazil), June 19 (IANS) A first-half strike from Guido Rodriguez fired Argentina to a 1-0 victory over Uruguay in their Copa America Group B match here on Friday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Palestine cancels Pfizer vax exchange deal with Israel
Ramallah, June 19 (IANS) Palestinian authorities have announced announced the cancellation of an agreement with Israel and the Pfizer company on exchanging Covid-19 vaccines with the Jewish state as it did not match the specifications.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Politics
Neuberg Diagnostics to expand in Africa, ME & India, invest Rs 150cr
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Diagnostics major Neuberg Diagnostics plans to expand its international as well as domestic presence with an investment of Rs 150 crore, said a top company official.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
89.3% of Moscow's Covid patients infected with Delta variant
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) The highly-transmissible Delta variant has been detected in 89.3 per cent of the Covid-19 patients in Moscow as the Russian capital is witnessing a surge in new infections, the city's mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Zimbabwe extends localised lockdown measures
Harare, June 19 (IANS) Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the localised Covid-19 lockdown measures to three more districts following a resurgence of new cases.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Euro 2020: Czech, Croatia keep qualifying chances alive after 1-1 draw
Glasgow, June 19 (IANS) The Czech Republic and Croatia drew their European Championship Group D match 1-1 in Hampden Park in a game that was always tense, but never quite caught fire in the penalty areas.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Thailand to further ease restaurant dine-in curbs
Bangkok, June 19 (IANS) Thai authorities have announced the further easing of restrictions on restaurant dine-in services in Bangkok and three other provinces as the government is struggling to strike a balance between Covid-19 containment and to recover the economy amidst the third wave.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Indonesia reports highest number of daily Covid cases
Jakarta, June 19 (IANS) Indonesia recorded 12,990 newly-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, marking the highest daily spike since late January and bringing the total tally to 1,963,266, the Health Ministry said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Tahir Raj Bhasin: It's disorienting to see Mumbai shut
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Tahir Raj Bhasin is finally back in the city after three months and has resumed work. He has started dubbing for his forthcoming release "Looop Lapeta". The actor says it is disorienting to see a bustling city as Mumbai shut down, and the film industry paralysed, as it happened during the Pandemic.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Daughter-in-law of ex-B'desh AG alleges domestic violence
Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) The daughter-in-law of Bangladesh's former Attorney General, A.F. Hassan Ariff has alleged domestic violence and filed a case in this regard.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Messages in rhyme on vaccination 'drives'
Bhopal, June 19 (IANS/ 101Reporters) They tickle your funny bone but they also send a message. Reading 'shero-shayari' (couplets) written on passing trucks is a staple Indian highway experience. Besides sharing the humour and pain about life on the road, they often highlight matters of social relevance like family planning and liquor prohibition.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 177.7mn
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 177.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.84 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
300 million shots done, Biden declares 'summer of joy'
New York, June 19 (IANS) In the run up to Americas Independence Day weekend, US President Joe Biden struck a sunny note Friday declaring that the US is heading into a "very different summer compared to last year" after 300 million Covid-19 vaccines in arms in the 150 days since he took office.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ethiopia registers 124 new Covid-19 cases
Addis Ababa, June 19 (IANS) Ethiopia registered 124 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 274,899 as of Friday evening, according to the country's Ministry of Health.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Oprah Winfrey talks about dealing with trauma as a child
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Celebrated talk show host-philanthropist Oprah Winfrey found herself on the other side of the mic for a change when she appeared as a guest on Hollywood star Drew Barrymore's chat show recently.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
IMF proposes carbon price floor among large emitters to limit global warming
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday proposed to set up an international carbon price floor to help limit global warming and achieve the transition toward low carbon growth over this decade.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Milkha Singh: The 'Flying Sikh' no one could catch (Profile)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A glimpse into the stupendous athletics career of legendary Milkha Singh, who passed away on Friday aged 91, can be had from this mind boggling fact: his 400 metres Indian national record stood for 38 years and the 400m Asian record for 26 years. In 1960 in Rome, he came closest to winning an individual Olympic Games medal as an Indian, in 400m, eventually finishing fourth in a photo finish.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
US administers 300 mn Covid-19 shots in 150 days
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US has administered 300 million Covid-19 shots in the 150 days since US President Joe Biden took office, the White House said on Friday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Milkha Singh's death an end of era: Amarinder
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Describing the death of legendary athlete Milkha Singh with post-Covid complications, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said it was the end of an era and India and Punjab "are poorer".
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Country lost a colossal sportsperson: Modi
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Condoling the demise of legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, 91, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the country has lost a colossal sportsperson.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Legendary athlete Milkha Singh passes away at 91
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, popularly known as 'Flying Sikh, passed away in a local hospital here at 11.30 p.m. on Friday, said a statement from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, where he was being treated for Covid-related complications.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
New Indian IT Rules do not conform with international norms: UN Special Rapporteurs
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Experts at United Nations Office of the Human Rights Commissioner have said in a report that it is concerned that Indias Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, in their current form, do not conform with international human rights norms.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Legendary athlete Milkha Singh dead
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, 91, passed away in a local hospital here at 11.30 pm on Friday, said a statement from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, where he was being treated for Covid-related complications.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
India's forex reserves rise by over $3 bn
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $3.074 billion during the week ended June 11.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
$250 mn ADB loan to support Bangladesh social resilience program
Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a $250 million policy-based loan to the government of Bangladesh to help finance reforms aimed at improving the inclusiveness and responsiveness of the country's social development and resilience program.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Rublev enters semi-finals of Halle Open tennis
Halle (Germany), June 19 (IANS) Russia's Andrey Rublev beat seasoned pro and local star Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(4), 6-2 in 81 minutes to enter the semi-finals of Halle Open tennis on Friday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
Insecticides India's FY21 net profit up 8.6%
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Agrochemical major Insecticides (India) Limited on Friday reported an 8.6 per cent growth in its net profit for the financial year 2020-21 at Rs 93 crore.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Calcutta HC takes up 4 Trinamool election petitions
Kolkata, June 18 (IANA) Apart from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's high profile election petition against BJP's Suvendu Adhikari, four other election petitions of Trinamool Congress candidates who lost to BJP candidates in the recent Assembly elections were heard by Calcutta High Court on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics
Berrettini enters Queen's Club tennis semi-finals
London, June 18 (IANS) Matteo Berrettini beat Daniel Evans 7-6(5), 6-3 at Queen's Club Championships on Friday to reach his third ATP Tour career semi-finals on grass.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Recoveries continue to outnumber new Covid cases in K'taka
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) With 15,290 patients discharged in a day, recoveries continued to outnumber 5,783 new Covid cases across Karnataka, while 138 succumbed to the infection, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
No tender norm violations in Upper Bhadra project, says Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Hours after a BJP lawmaker alleged irregularities in the Rs 21,473.67 crore Upper Bhadra River project, the Karnataka government on Friday issued a detailed rebuttal, saying no norms had been flouted for inviting tenders to execute the project.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Massive fire breaks out at Noida Metro office, no casualty
Noida, June 18 (IANS) A massive fire broke out on Friday at the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) office located in the Ganga shopping complex in Sector 29.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2nd Test: Windies reduce South Africa to 44/3 at lunch on Day 1
St Lucia, June 18 (IANS) West Indies reduced South Africa to 44 for three at lunch on the first day of second Test after winning the toss and electing to bowl here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Andhra CM releases job calendar for 10K posts in 2021-22
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday released a mega recruitment calendar for 2021-22, envisaging the employment of 10,143 people in various government departments.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
FB, YouTube don't want to help B'desh if citizens spread militancy: Minister
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) Social networking companies like Facebook and YouTube do not want to help Bangladesh if citizens are engaged in spreading militancy or misinformation, terming those as 'free speech', but comes to the aid in case of serious propaganda against the state or specific people and sometimes regarding terrorism, Mustafa Jabbar, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Politics
Chirag Paswan's 'audio conversation' leaked on social media
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Amid the leadership crisis in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), the planning of Chirag Paswan, the son of former Union minister and LJP founder late Ram Vilas Paswa, seems to getting leaked frequently these days.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Women's Test: Shafali saves India from slipping on rainy day (Ld)
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Opener Shafali Verma on Friday once again led from the front with an aggressive rear-guard, unbeaten 55 as the Indian women's team ended the rain-affected third day of the one-off Test at 83 for one wicket after host England asked them to follow on. No play was possible after tea due to rain.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Yediyurappa to stay K'taka CM, detractors must fall in line: BJP
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) After holding meetings for three days, Karnataka BJP in-charge, Arun Singh on Friday issued a stern warning to disgruntled leaders not speak against the party or its state leadership as the party will be giving full support to Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Red alert in coastal Karnataka as monsoon turns vigorous
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) With the southwest monsoon turning vigorous, the weather office on Friday issued a red alert, warning of extremely heavy rainfall in three coastal districts of Karnataka over the next 48 hours.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Farmers playing with common man's life in the name of 'movement'?
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The ongoing farmers' agitation on the borders of the national capital against the three farm laws passed by the Centre entered its 204th day on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centrum, BharatPe set to take over PMC Bank
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) giving an "in-priciple" approval to Centrum Financial Services for setting up a small finance bank (SFB), both Centrum and BharatPe are ready to take over the crisis-ridden Punjab & Maharashtra Co-Operative (PMC) Bank as equal partners.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Euro 2020: Sweden beat Slovakia 1-0
St. Petersburg, June 18 (IANS) Sweden overcame a poor first half to claim a vital 1-0 win against Slovakia in Euro 2020 here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
J&K Film Policy to create employment opportunities for local talent
Jammu, June 18 (IANS) With a view to promote film tourism in the Union Territory, the Jammu and Kashmir government is in the process of finalising the J&K Film Policy, officials said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Karnataka to foster new learning methods in higher education
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) As part of the New Education Policy, Karnataka would introduce new learning methods in higher education to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical knowledge, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Law of land supreme, not your policy: Parl IT Committee to Twitter
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology on Friday told Twitter that the law of the land is supreme, not its policy.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
WTC final could overrun into unusual 6th day
Ageas Bowl (Southampton), June 18 (IANS) The chances of the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand -- dubbed by the ICC as 'The Ultimate Test' -- spilling over into a sixth day's play hovered on the horizon, after incessant rain comprehensively put paid to the opening day's proceedings here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Indian women 83/1 in 2nd innings as rain forces early end to 3rd day
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Following on, India were 83 for one wicket as rain forced an early end to the third and penultimate day's play in the one-off Test against England here on Friday. When play was called off, opener Shafali was batting on 55 (68 balls, 11x4s) and Deepti Sharma, promoted to No.3, was on 18 (66 balls, 2x4s). England had scored 396/9 declared in their first innings and India were all out for 231 in reply.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Allahabad HC dismisses PIL on disposal of bodies
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Terming a PIL as more of a 'publicity interest litigation' than a public interest litigation, the Allahabad High Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking directions to the state authorities to dispose of dead bodies lying on the banks of Ganga in Prayagraj.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
TT, darts, Shafali's batting help players pass time on rainy day
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) The Indian and New Zealand cricket teams passed their time on Friday playing darts, table-tennis and monodeal cards as rain washed out play on the first day of the World Test Championship final.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Chennai police form special team to nab ex-minister Manikandan
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) The Chennai police have constituted a special team to trace former Information Technology Minister M. Manikandan, who has been booked on charges of raping an actress on the pretext of marriage.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Vijayan, new Congress state chief Sudhakaran resume sparring
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Old foes, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and new Congress state President K. Sudhakaran, on Friday resumed their sparring with Vijayan recalling the latter's doings in the past.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Punjab's textile sector to support clean river Sutlej mission
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The Punjab government and stakeholders on Friday announced to start initiatives to clean the Sutlej river through an action plan.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Delhi ramping up health infra to fight possible third Covid wave'
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday apprised Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal of the administration's action plan to battle the possible third wave of Covid in the national capital.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amit Shah reviews development programmes for J&K
New Delhi June 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah on Friday virtually reviewed the various development projects for Jammu and Kashmir with the motto 'Development with Transparency' as enunciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Alankrita Sahai cast as lead in Punjabi film 'Fuffad Ji'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actress Alankrita Sahai has been roped in to play the leading lady in the Punjabi film "Fuddad Ji". The Pankaj Batra directorial also stars Binnu Dhillon and Gurnam Bhullar.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Reassign petition against Suvendu to another judge, Mamata writes to HC
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) In a surprise development, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to the Calcutta High Court, urging that her petition challenging the election of BJP's Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram be re-assigned to a different judge. The petition is presently assigned to Justice Kausik Chanda.
2021-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
EKI Energy logs 4-fold rise in FY21 net profit
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) EKI Energy Services Ltd on Friday reported a four-fold jump in its net profit for the financial year 2020-21 at Rs 18.70 crore.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' turns 22: Aishwarya calls film evergreen
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took to social media on Friday to celebrate her film "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" completing 22 years of release.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Women's one-off Test: Shafali's brisk 50 helps India reduce deficit (Tea)
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Opener Shafali Verma once again led from the front with an aggressive innings -- batting 55 (68 balls) -- as the Indian women's cricket team went into tea interval at 83 for one after they were host England asked them to follow on on the third day of the one-off Test.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
With Delta, new virus mutant out there, caution has to continue: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday noted that the Delta variant of coronavirus and its new mutant are there, hence utmost caution has to be exercised by all and there should be no callous attitude shown post the easing of lockdown norms.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
India likely to stick to XI named before rain: Fielding coach
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) India are looking to stick to the playing XI they announced on Thursday for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand at Hampshire Bowl even though they have an option to change it before the toss takes place.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
RTI activists file complaint against BJP MP for flouting lockdown norms
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) The Karnataka RTI Workers Seva Samithi has formally lodged a complaint against Bengaluru South MP, Tejasvi Surya for allegedly breaking lockdown norms after his luncheon meeting with a playback singer in a plush hotel went viral on local news channels.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Keerthy Suresh: Made some good friends during the shoot of 'Rang De'
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Keerthy Suresh says she made some great friends while shooting the recent Telugu film "Rang De".
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi reports 165 new Covid cases, 14 deaths
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The national capital on Friday reported 165 new Covid-19 cases, while its daily test positivity rate stood at 0.22 per cent, according to the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Major bonanza for 5.40 lakh serving, retired Punjab employees
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) In a move that will benefit over 5.40 lakh serving and retired state government employees, the Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Friday decided to accept a majority of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, and decided to implement them from July 1 with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Spurious seeds worth Rs 6 cr seized in T'gana
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) In its drive against spurious seeds, police in Telangana's Nalgonda district have seized 220 tonnes of spurious seeds worth Rs 6 crore and also arrested 13 persons.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himesh Reshammiya to announce new song on World Music Day
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya said on Friday that the release date of his first track from the album "Moods And Melodies" would be announced on June 21, on the occasion of World Music Day.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Assam, Manipur cancel Class X, XII board exams amid Covid shadow
Guwahati/Imphal/Agartala, June 18 (IANS) In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Assam and Manipur on Friday cancelled this years Secondary (Class X) and Higher Secondary (Class XII) board examinations.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Politics
Covid-hit Milkha Singh's health deteriorates
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The health condition of Covid-hit former India sprinter Milkha Singh has deteriorated with fever and de-saturation, the doctors said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Sports
Delhivery launches C2C express parcel service
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Supply chain services provider Delhivery has launched its consumer-to-consumer (C2C) express parcel service.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian Navy operation to find trappped Meghalaya miners continues, one body recovered
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Indian Navy divers have recovered one body after six days of operations to find five miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IMA seeks protection for healthcare workers
Gurugram, June 18 (IANS) Amid a spike in the number of attacks on doctors in various parts of the country, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday staged a protest here, demanding implementation of central protection act for the healthcare workers.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Goa B-school among four global institutes in UN forum ranking
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) The Goa Institute of Management (GIM) has been ranked among the four business schools globally as "pioneering" B-schools in the Positive Impact Rating (PIR) 2021 report released at the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN-PRME) global forum held virtually in New York, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Education
Indian Navy participates in multi-nation naval drill in Gulf of Aden
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Navy for the first time is taking part in joint drills with the European Union Naval Force with assets from the French, Spanish and Italian navies participating in the Gulf of Aden.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Karenvir Bohra, Sanjay Mishra starrer 'Kutub Minar' gets mention at Berlin Indie film fest
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Karenvir Bohra and Sanjay Mishra-starrer film "Kutub Minar" has got a special mention for Best Feature Film at The Berlin Indie Film Festival (BIFF) 2021.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab Police bust fake Remdesivir manufacturing racket
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) Punjab Police on Friday cracked a multi-crore rupee interstate fake Remdesivir manufacturing racket with the arrest of six people, including the kingpin, who used to black market fake replicas of the life-saving anti-viral drug used to treat critical Covid-19 patients.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Amid brewing tension in K'taka BJP, Yediyurappa says all is well
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Even with a section of the party's disgruntled leaders renewing their attacks, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Friday that there is 'no crisis' in the BJP as such, but for two to three members making frivolous allegations for the last several months.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Railways approves operation of 660 more trains
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Keeping in view the demand and unlock in several states with the Covid cases dropping below one lakh in last 12 days, the Indian Railways on Friday said that it has given the approval to operate 660 more trains in a graded manner.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Satyajeet Dubey completes decade 'of rewards but also a lot of setbacks'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Satyajeet Dubey has completed 10 years in the Hindi film industry. He says he looks back at his decade with satisfaction, though there have also been setbacks and disappointments.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid decline continues in J&K, 671 new cases, 1,171 recoveries
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Recoveries again remained ahead of new Covid cases in J&K on Friday as 1,171 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery while 671 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
India may stick to their XI after rains, says fielding coach
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) India are looking to stick to the playing XI they announced on Thursday for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand even though they have an option to change it before the toss takes place.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Dalit youth accuses BJP MLA of threatening him to withdraw case
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Anil Kumar Ram, a Dalit youth of Purnea district who was physically assaulted by BJP MLA Vijay Khemka and his bodyguard, alleged that they are threatening him with dire consequences if he did not withdraw the case.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bengal announces evaluation pattern for Class X, XII board exams
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) After the West Bengal government decided not to conduct the Madhyamik (Secondary) and Uccha Madhyamik (Higher Secondary) board examinations this year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the respective boards on Friday announced the evaluation pattern for Class X and Class XII students.
2021-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Narada case: SC agrees to hear Bengal CM, Law Minister on affidavits
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the appeals against the Calcutta High Court order denying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Law Minister Moloy Ghatak from filing affidavits on their role on the day of arrest of four Trinamool Congreess leaders on May 17 by the CBI in Narada case.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ED orders freeze on Rs 88 lakh funds of Qatar crime accused
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday said that it has frozen investments worth Rs 88 lakh in India of Subrahmanya Srinivas Pinninti from Qatar in connection with a money laundering probe.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sony announces PS5 beta programme ahead of 'major' system update
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) As Sony is working on a major update for later this year, the company has announced that it is opening a beta programme for PS5 system software.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Court sentences man to life in prison for rape and murder of minor girl
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) A Special Court in Shimla on Friday sentenced Anil Kumar aka Nilu to undergo life imprisonment till the end of his natural life with a fine of Rs 10,000 in connection with the rape and murder of a minor in Kotkhai area of Himachal Pradesh in 2017.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
As people get ready to eat out and shop, 3rd Covid wave may come sooner than anticipated
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Thirty-one per cent of citizens plan to visit a restaurant, while 29 per cent plan to visit malls in the next 60 days, according to a survey conducted by LocalCircles.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kartik Aryan's posts a 'Dhamaka' poser for fans
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aryan uploaded a picture on his Instagram account on Friday that looks like an unofficial teaser of an upcoming project.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Air India puts several realty assets across the country on the block
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Air India has put several of its real estate properties across the country up for sale and has sought e-auction bids from interested parties.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Guterres appointed to second term as UN Secy General promising 'breakthrough'
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) The UN General Assembly on Friday appointed Antonio Guterres, to a second term as the Secretary General to lead the world body through the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic and the fight against global warming, which he has made his priority.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
WTC final: First day's play called off due to rain
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) The first day's play of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl here has been called off due to incessant rain. The match can still be a five-day affair since there is a reserve day on June 23.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India can still change their XI since toss hasn't taken place
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Although India have already announced their playing XI for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand through its twitter handle on Thursday, the management can still make changes if it feels incessant rain has made ground and pitch conditions unsuitable for the team named.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The infamy of timeless Tests
Ageas Bowl (Southampton), June 18 (IANS) In the period between the two World Wars, there arose a concept of timeless cricket Tests. In other words, matches played to a finish without any time restrictions.
2021-06-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Chirag approaches EC claiming to be LJP President for 5 years
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Amid the crisis in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), a five member delegation led by Chirag Paswan, son of party founder and former Union Minister late Ram Vilas Paswan, approached the Election Commission claiming that he was elected as party chief in 2019 for a period of five years.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Allu Sirish reveals what he does in office after work
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Sirish on Friday shared with fans how he unwinds after a busy day at work.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
New mRNA vax shows full protection against malaria
New York, June 18 (IANS) A team of scientists in the US has developed a novel vaccine based on mRNA technology that protects against malaria in animal models.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Tesla reduces energy capacity of battery pack in new Model S
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Elon Musk-owned Tesla has confirmed that it has reduced the energy capacity of the new battery pack in the new Model S.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Covid can affect men's reproductive health: Study
New York, June 18 (IANS) US researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, can infect the testes of infected hamsters, a finding that can have important implications for men's reproductive health.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: SC declines to postpone, cancel PG final year medical exams
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to pass an order directing medical universities to either cancel or postpone the final year postgraduate exams, as the examinee-doctors have been engaged in Covid-19 duty.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dreaded woman Maoist surrenders to Maharashtra Police
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), June 18 (IANS) A leading woman Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on her head, laid down arms before the Maharashtra Police, marking a significant success for the anti-Maoist operations, officials said here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Covid affected mental health of parents, caregivers: CDC
Washington , June 18 (IANS) Parents and caregivers in the US reported mental health issues more often than others during the Covid pandemic, according to a study by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
4.2 magnitude quake shakes Kutch, no damage reported
Gandhinagar June 18 (IANS) An earthquake, of 4.2 magnitude, was recorded in Gujarat's Kutch on Friday afternoon, officials said.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kajol poses in 'beloved saree'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actress Kajol looks gorgeous in her Friday post, where she strikes a pose in one of her beloved sarees.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
WTC final: Rain stops, umpires to inspect field at 7.30 pm IST
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Umpires will inspect the Hampshire Bowl outfield at 3 pm local time (7.30 pm IST) after rain, which had washed away the first session of World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand, stopped and the ground staff got into action.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Worst seems to be over for Centre's Covid ratings (IANS/CVoter Covid Tracker 1)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The state-citizen trust deficit between Indians and the Central government,which witnessed a nadir during the peak of the second Covid wave that wreaked havoc in India in April-May, appears to be improving since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on June 7, the latest data of IANS/CVoter Covid Tracker survey revealed.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Indian footballers have improved accuracy, possession: Coach Stimac
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Indian footballers have improved their passing accuracy and possession of the ball, besides becoming more technical, chief coach Igor Stimac has said after India progressed to the third and final round of the World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Total recall: 38th anniversary of Kapil's 175 vs Zim in 1983 World Cup
Tunbridge Wells (England), June 18 (IANS) Exactly 38 years ago, legendary Kapil Dev slammed an unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup to keep India in the hunt for a place in the semi-finals, after the top order batsmen had failed.
2021-06-18
Category: India, England,Sports,Cricket
Aditya Kripalani's 'Not Today' honoured at UK Asian Film Festival 2021
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Indie filmmaker Aditya Kripalani's film "Not Today" has been honoured at the recent UK Asian Film Festival. The film talking about suicide prevention has been awarded the Ray Of Hope Igniting Flame Commendation 2021.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RJD claims Nitish Kumar the 'architect' of crisis in LJP
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Amid the ongoing turmoil in the Lok Janshakti Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal leaders have claimed that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the architect of the split in the LJP.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National
Mumbai police nab 2 crime serial actresses for theft
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Two actresses who have worked in television shows on crime have landed in the police net for alleged theft of a large sum of money, officials said here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Ananya Panday reveals what makes her 'smile 101'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actress Ananya Panday shared a string of pictures on Friday to reveal a few things that make her happy.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Masks are simplest, most powerful weapon against Covid: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that masks are the simplest as well as the most potent and powerful weapon against the coronavirus.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Farhan Akhtar celebrates 17 years of 'Lakshya', calls it 'more than a film'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Lakshya" released 17 years ago on this day, and it was Farhan Akhtar's second film as a director. Akhtar took to social media Friday to cherish memories of the film that had Amitabh Bachchan essaying a pivotal role, and also starred Preity Zinta.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2BHK houses for poor with lake view come up in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) The Telangana government has built 330 double bedroom houses for poor people near Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad, and Urban Development Minister, K.T. Rama Rao will be handing over these houses to the beneficiaries later this month.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Battle lines drawn as PUBG Mobile re-enters India in new avatar
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) "Yeh PUBG wala hai kya?" Prime Minister Narendra Modi had quipped during the 'Pariksha pe Charcha 2.0' in January 2019, asking a mother who raised concerns about her son being too much involved into online gaming. The PUBG game has since crossed many levels before coming to a halt.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Punjab to pay part of Rs 200 cr arrears for SC scholarship scheme
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The Punjab government will pay 40 per cent of the Rs 200 crore arrears of private educational institutions, against the post matric scholarship scheme for SC students, for 2017-18 to 2019-20.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Conspiracy to end Chirag's political career: Ex-JD(U) MP writes to Modi
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Amid the leadership crisis in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), former Janata Dal (United) MP Arun Kumar has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying there is a conspiracy to end the political career of Chirag Paswan, the son of former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
5 held for Mumbai society Covid vaccination fraud
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the Mumbai Police have arrested five persons in connection with the allegedly fraudulent Covid-19 vaccination drive conducted at a posh housing society in Kandivali in May end, a top official said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Salman Khan turns nostalgic as 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' turns 22
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Friday shared a nostalgic post remembering his superhit film "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", which completed 22 years of release.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Putin-Biden Summit - a blend of realism and hope
New Delhi, June 18: Earlier this week, Joe Biden, the President of the United States, met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Geneva - an established icon for staging elite diplomatic encounters. The world waited expectantly, for the outcome of the June 16 meeting.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National
Jharkhand preparing for possible third wave of COVID-19
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) Taking lessons from the second wave of COVID 19, the Jharkhand government is preparing to tackle the expected third wave of the pandemic.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
US to pump in $3bn more to develop antiviral drugs against Covid
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The Biden administration has announced plans to invest more than $3 billion to accelerate the discovery, development and manufacturing of antiviral drugs to combat Covid-19.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
India may need to bond with ASEAN, Japan and South Korea to address the situation in Myanmar
New Delhi, June 18: The volatile situation in Myanmar, a pivotal neighbour that shares borders with India, China and South-East Asia is testing New Delhi's capacity to safeguard its short and long-term interests, without falling into the trap of either populism or crass opportunism.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Women's one-off Test: India lose Smriti early after follow-on
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) India went to lunch at 29/1 in second innings, still trailing by 136 runs, after they were made to follow-on by England on the third day of the one-off women's Test here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Andhra reports 6K new Covid cases, tally 18.3 lakh
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Friday reported 6,341 new Covid-19 cases, increasing the state's overall tally to over 18.3 lakh, while its active caseload dropped to 67,629.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Medicover Hospitals conducts study on safety, efficacy of Covid vaccines
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Medicover Hospitals has conducted a study on safety and efficacy of Covid vaccines, Covaxin and Covishield.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pfizer, Moderna Covid jabs do not lower sperm counts: Study
London, June 18 (IANS) Taking Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine shots do not lower sperm counts in men, claimed a study.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Large tonnage products for 2 N plants to sail to India June-end
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Russia's integrated nuclear power player Rosatom on Friday said shipment of large-tonnage products for two 1,000 MW atomic power plants at Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam is scheduled by this month end.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
'Personal difficulty': SC judge recuses from plea against Bengal violence
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Supreme Court judge, Justice Indira Banerjee on Friday recused herself from hearing a petition seeking CBI/SIT probe into the killings of two BJP workers during the post-poll violence in West Bengal.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
RattanIndia's Revolt Motors closes new e-bike bookings in less than 2 hrs
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) RattanIndia Enterprises, which recently acquired a stake in homegrown electric two-wheeler manufacturer, Revolt Motors, on Friday said that it had received electrifying response on the reopening of bookings of RV400 electric bike.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi nurses'body backs trained persons for assistance job
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Trained Nurses' Association of India (TNAI) has appealed to the Delhi government to recruit only those people who have completed their nursing training, instead of Class XII pass out, for the specialised jobs, in view of the possible third wave of Covid pandemic.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Lakshya' turns 17: Preity Zinta calls it her 'toughest film ever'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Preity Zinta went down memory lane on Friday to recall shooting for Farhan Akhtar's "Lakshya", co-starring Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan, which released 17 years ago on this day. The actress tagged the film as her toughest ever.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
92% scribes receive first shot of Covid vax in Tripura
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) In collaboration with the Agartala Press Club, the Tripura government has so far administered the first dose of Covid vaccine to around 92 per cent of the journalists in the state, with many of them receving the second shot as well, officials said here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Media
Women's one-off Test: India all out for 231, England enforce follow-on
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone's four for 88 helped England women's cricket team dismiss Indian women for 231 and take a 165-run lead on first innings. England decided to enforce follow-on.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' turns 22: Ajay Devgn says he didn't think film would create history
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The musical romantic superhit "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" completed 22 years of release on Friday. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film starring Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ajay Devgn was one of the biggest hits of the year upon release in 1999.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Man dies at Hyderabad Airport while clearing drainage pipeline
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) A plumber died after inhaling toxic gases while trying to clear blockage in a drainage pipeline at Telangana's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Marykom to skip Italian training stint due to personal reasons
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Olympic Games bound women boxer MC Marykom will skip a short training stint in Assisi, Italy, that starts on Monday, and will instead continue to train in Pune, said a national boxing coach.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
DMK responsible for price rise of essential commodities: BJP
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party state president, L Murugan has said that the DMK government in Tamil Nadu is responsible for the rise in the prices of essential commodities and construction material, especially cement. In a statement issued here on Friday, the BJP leader called upon Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to take immediate steps to curb the rise in the prices of these commodities.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Urvashi Rautela scores 38 million followers on Instagram
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela has garnered a fan following of38 million on Instagram.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CJI visits Srisailam Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna temple
Srisailam, June 18 (IANS) Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana on Friday visited the Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy temple at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Punjab was given more Remdesivir than Assam, UP: Union Minister
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Accusing Congress government of profiteering by selling Covid vaccine to private hospitals, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said that additional 41 oxygen plants for Punjab have been sanctioned under PM-Cares.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
ISL side Chennaiyin extend forward Rahim's contract by two years
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Chennaiyin FC have extended the contract of forward Rahim Ali until the 2023 season after his "solid performances" in the 2020-21 season.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
K'taka orders probe into BJP MLA's phone tapping charges
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government has ordered a probe into the telephone tapping allegations levelled by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Aravind Bellad, said Basavaraj Bommai, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Law and Home Affairs, on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
OnePlus ropes in Bumrah as brand ambassador for its wearables
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Global smartphone brand OnePlus announced on Friday that it has roped in star India cricketer Jasprit Bumrah as the brand ambassador for its wearables category.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
PMC Bank resolution: RBI clears way for Centrum to set up SFB
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Clearing the decks for the takeover of crisis-ridden Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank by Centrum Financial Services, the Reserve Bank of India has granted its "in principle" approval to it for setting up a small finance bank (SFB).
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Punjab to regularise standalone buildings
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday gave the go-ahead for regularisation of standalone buildings constructed outside the municipal limits, without approval of the Housing and Urban Development Department but with strict adherence to the building by-laws.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Rapper Raftaar first Indian artiste to accept cryptocurrency as fees
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Rapper Raftaar has become the first Indian artiste to accept cryptocurrency instead of actual currency as performance fee.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
HC bail verdict in Delhi riots sets 'dangerous precedent', SC told
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Centre on Friday unleashed a barrage of criticism on the Delhi High Court order granting bail to three student-activists accused in a case of "larger conspiracy" related to the February 2020 northeast Delhi riots, which claimed 53 lives and left 700 injured.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Prominent Assam Cong MLA Kurmi quits party, set to join BJP
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The Congress in Assam suffered a blow on Friday as its prominent MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi quit the party and announced to join the ruling BJP coming Monday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon
London, June 18 (IANS) Four-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 2 Naomi Osaka of Japan has withdrawn from the Wimbledon commencing on June 28.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Telangana CM to host lunch for adopted village
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will host lunch for all people in his adopted village in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district on June 22.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Public worship in temples only after Covid deaths drop to zero: TN Minister
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE), P.K. Sekar Babu has said that the government will allow public worship in temples only after the Covid cases are under control and there are zero deaths in the state owing to the pandemic.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
'Pokemon Unite' coming to iPhone in September
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Pokemon Unite is the first strategic battle game for the series and is launching on iPhone and iPad in September.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Maximl ties up with IOCL to digitise last-mile ops in refineries
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Maximl, a connected worker platform for deskless workers has announced that it won a contract of $1million from Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) to digitise the last mile operations for turnaround processes for the next two years across all its nine refineries.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ramesh Chennithala likely to be made Congress General SecretarY
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Former Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly, Ramesh Chennithala, who did not get a second term in the post, is likely to be made a party General Secretary.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chennai Spl Court remands Ravi Parthasarathy to police custody in Rs 1L cr IL&FS scam
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) A special court has remanded Ravi Ramaswami Parthasarathy to a three-day police custody in the Rs 1-lakh crore Infrastructure Leasing and Finance Limited (IL&FS) scam, which triggered a liquidity crisis in the financial services market in 2018.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rakhi Sawant returns in an all-out dance video after a while
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Rakhi Sawant returns in an all-out dance video with Jyotica Tangri's dance cover of her bachelorette party number, "Dream mein entry".
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab allows specialist doctors to continue to work on
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) To tackle the emergent situation of Covid-19 pandemic, the Punjab government on Friday decided to allow specialist doctors of medicine, anaesthesia and TB and chest to continue their services, after their superannuation on completion of 58 years of age till March 31, 2022, on clinical posts.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Verloop.io invests over $2.5 mn to build NLP super bots
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Customer support automation startup Verloop.io has announced that it has invested as much as $2.5 million into developing super bots that can understand natural languages, called NLP super bots, for improving support automation.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Mann Ki Baat' hero Rajappan alleges sister has taken his money
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) N.S. Rajappan, who shot to fame after Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to his yeoman service in protecting the environment by picking up waste from the Vembanad lake, has alleged that his sister has taken his money.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
She was trained to play aggressively: Shafali's dad on her 96 vs Eng
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Sanjeev Verma, father of India opener Shafali Verma, who scored 96 against England on Thursday, the highest for an Indian debutant in women's Test cricket, was not surprised with the way his daughter went about the task for he says he had prepared her to play the aggressive way.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Punjab to seek $210 million loan for water supply
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The Punjab government will seek a $210 million loan from the World Bank or the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for the canal-based water supply project for Amritsar and Ludhiana under the Punjab Municipal Service Improvement Project (PMSIP).
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJD MP backs doctors over violence against healthcare workers
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As Indian Medical Association (IMA) members and doctors across India staged a protest over violence against healthcare workers, they got backing from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Lok Sabha MP Anubhav Mohanty who said that "doctors need our support".
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Accolades for Nadella from home state Andhra
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) Accolades and congratulatory messages poured in for Satya Nadella, who was elected as Microsoft Chairman even as he held the CEO post at the tech giant, a feat achieved first time in two decades.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology,Politics,Diaspora
S Korean nuclear research institute potentially hacked: Ministry
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) South Korea's science ministry said on Friday it is investigating a potential hack into a state-run nuclear research institute after its internal network was breached last month.
2021-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Funeral ashes being turned into manure at this crematorium in Rajasthan
Jaipur, June 18 (IANS) A Mokshadham in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan has decided to turn funeral ashes into manure rather than letting them flow into rivers.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Kangana remembers Rani Laxmibai on her death anniversary
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut took to social media on Friday to remember Rani Laxmibai, the legendary warrior queen of Jhansi, on her death anniversary. The queen died in battle on June 18, 1858.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2nd wave illustrated the kind of challenges virus may present to us: Modi
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the second wave of the pandemic illustrated the kind of challenges that the virus may present to us and the country needs to stay prepared to meet these challenges.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Dell unveils redesigned Inspiron laptops in India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Dell Technologies in India has launched an array of redesigned Inspiron models for a variety of users including families and students, enabling them to learn, work and collaborate from anywhere.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Hong Kong reports 3 imported Covid cases
Hong Kong, June 18 (IANS) Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported three imported cases of Covid-19 on Friday, taking the overall infection tally to 11,884.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Apple's Shazam app crosses 1 bn recognitions a month
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Shazam, the music recognition platform acquired by Apple reportedly for $400 million in 2018, has surpassed 1 billion Shazams per month worldwide and 50 billion tags since its inception.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
30 al-Shabab terrorists killed in Somalia
Mogadishu, June 18 (IANS) The Somali National Army (SNA), backed by regional forces, killed 30 al-Shabab militants and injured 24 others in an operation in the country's Middle Shabelle region, an official confirmed on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Somalia,Terrorism
Medicover Hospitals conduct study on safety, efficacy of Covid vax
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Medicover Hospitals has done a study on safety and efficacy of Covid vaccines -- Covaxin and Covishield.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Neo-Retro: Yamaha launches motorcycle FZ-X
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Two-wheeler major India Yamaha Motor (IYM) on Friday launched its first 'Neo-Retro' motorcycle - FZ-X - availed at a starting price of Rs 116,800 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fabindia re-opens stores, introduces shop-from-home service
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) Lifestyle retailer Fabindia has re-opened doors to 168 stores across India, adhering to safety guidelines, while also offering an option to shop-from-home.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Argument over fish curry leads to death of Kerala youth
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) A bizarre incident of brawl that broke out between drunk youth over fish curry led to the death of a 25-year-old man who smashed a glass pane with his hand, causing excessive bleeding, the police said.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PDP youth leader, Waheed Parra shifted to Jammu jail
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Waheed Parra, youth president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was shifted from Srinagar jail to Kot Bhalwal Ajail in Jammu on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Have sufficient Amphotericin B stock for treating Black Fungus cases: Govt
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers on Friday said India has more than sufficient stock of Liposomal Amphotericin B drug for the treatment of Mucormycosis.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gujarat registers first case of 'Love Jihad', 1 held
Gandhinagar, June 18 (IANS) Within just three days of coming into effect in Gujarat, the state registered its first case of violation of the 'Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act 2021' in Vadodara on Thursday, officials said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Kriti Sanon reveals a gym secret: ' Instagram v/s Reality'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon showcases expectation versus reality when it comes to leg workouts, in her new Instagram post on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
New Zealand PM receives Covid vaccine
Wellington, June 18 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday received her first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in Auckland.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Police nab 5 for Mumbai society Covid vaccination fraud
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) In a significant breakthrough, the Mumbai Police have arrested five persons in connection with the allegedly fraudulent Covid vaccination drive conducted at a posh housing society in Kandivali late in May, a top official said here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cong attacks govt over increase in Swiss bank deposits by Indians
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Congress attacked the government over reports of an increase in Swiss bank deposits by Indians by 286 percent in 2020 -- the highest in the last 13 years -- and asked the government how much black money has been brought back and from which country in the last 7 years?
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gautam Adani not Asia's 2nd richest any more
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Suffering a rout in the stock markets this week, Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani has lost the coveted tag of being Asias second richest billionaire.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Son's greed may land Yediyurappa in jail again: K'taka BJP MLC
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Continuing his tirade against Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and his son B.Y. Vijayendra, BJP MLC, A.H. Vishwanath on Friday alleged that Vijayendra was not only interfering at all levels of administration but also had taken kickback in the Rs 21,473 crore upper Bhadra irrigation project contract.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'Baba Ka Dhaba' owner hospitalised after alleged suicide bid
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Kanta Prasad, the owner of 'Baba Ka Dhaba' who found instant fame during the previous Covid wave last year, has been admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital following an alleged suicide bid.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
World Test Championship final a technology spin (Column: Close-in)
The cricketing world has been waiting with baited breath for the start of the maiden World Test Championship final on June 18. There have been reams of written and plenty of verbal analysis done on both the Indian and New Zealand teams. The pluses and minuses are in plentiful. However, the team that displays better mental strength on the day will be the winner. A Test match for teams is strategised through sessions whereas for an individual the target is much smaller.
2021-06-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Arjun Rampal flaunts platinum blonde hair
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal flaunts platinum blonde hair in his new Instagram post on Friday. The look is for the upcoming Kanagana Ranaut-starrer "Dhaakad" that casts Arjun as the antagonist Rudraveer.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hyundai Motor hopes to beef up SUV sales with Alcazar (Ld)
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) India's second largest car maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd is hoping to notch up good sales volumes in its sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the launch of 6/7 seater Alcazar, said a senior official.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Tokyo may ease alcohol ban in bars for 'solitary drinkers'
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) Tokyo authorities may be planning to ease bans on serving alcohol in bars "solitary drinkers" after the state of emergency in the Japanese capital is lifted, a media report said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Ecuadorians will return to offices from July 1
Quito, June 18 (IANS) Ecuadorians will return to offices starting from July 1, after more than a year of working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Labour Minister Patricio Donoso said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
WTC final: Rain washes out first session of play
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Rain washed out the first session of play on the opening day of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand at the Southampton Bowl here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UP Cong infighting out in open now
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The infighting in the Uttar Pradesh Congress spilled out of the party's headquarters on Friday when senior leader Sunil Rai demanded removal of state chief Ajay Kumar Lallu.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Pakistan's Covid caseload reaches 946,227
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan reported 1,043 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, increasing the overall infection tally to 946,227, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SC raps Mummun Dutta over Bhangi remark, but stays FIRs
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) "What you said may amount to bringing an entire community into disrepute," said a Supreme Court bench on Friday as it stayed criminal proceedings against "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" actor Munmun Dutta for allegedly using a casteist slur.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Must vaccinate 90L daily to flatten Covid curve by July end: Experts
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The country's Covid curve can be flattened by July end if the government is able to vaccinate a whopping 90-lakh people a day, said healthcare expert at a webinar.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Priyanka spoke to Sachin Pilot: Ajay Maken
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has spoken to Sachin Pilot, party leader Ajay Maken said this on Friday dispelling rumours that 'no leader was engaging with Pilot'.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Natural antioxidant Gamma Oryzanol gains popularity in India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As the demand for natural anti-oxidants grows in India during the pandemic, a new antioxidant Gamma Oryzanol is especially gaining popularity due to several health benefits associated with it, health experts said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Aster DM Healthcare ties-up with Dr. Reddy's Laboratories on Sputnik V vax
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Aster DM Healthcare has partnered with Dr. Reddy's Laboratories to administer the Sputnik V Vaccine as part of a limited pilot soft launch.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
PMK calls for ban on Chinese Apps used to cheat gullible investors
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Founder President of the Pattali Makkal Katchi S. Ramadoss on Friday urged the Tamil Nadu government to take stringent action and ban the Chinese apps which are allegedly duping gullible investors of their money.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gadkari writes to Yogi to work for safer roads in league with IRF
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, in a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has urged him to work in association with the India Chapter of the International Road federation (IRF), a Geneva based global body working for better and safer road networks to make the highways and state roads more safer by reducing number of road accidents and resulting fatalities.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Lt. Guv approves recruitment of 800 SI in J&K police
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Giving a fresh impetus to the recruitment process which had slowed down in wake of the ongoing Covid pandemic, J&K Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, on Friday approved the proposal of recruitment of 800 Sub Inspectors in the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
PFC Consulting sets up SPV for transmission projects in UP
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) PFC Consulting Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of power sector lender Power Finance Corporation Ltd., has incorporated a special purpose vehicle to develop a transmission scheme in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mild recovery in consumer confidence in June: Report
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Consumer Confidence for urban Indians has shown mild recovery in June 2021 with a slight uptick of 1.4 percentage points, over the previous month, according to the monthly Refinitiv-Ipsos Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI).
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maruti Suzuki launches 'Mobility Challenge' for mature startups
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Auto major Maruti Suzuki India on Friday launched the 'Mobility Challenge' to explore new-age technologies and help growth-stage startups scale up their business.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UP records less than 1% vaccine wastage
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Vaccine wastage in Uttar Pradesh has dropped to even less than 1 per cent since the extensive vaccination drive has been started in the state to ensure maximum vaccination coverage.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Fighting reported in 200 Afghan areas in 24 hrs
Kabul, June 18 (IANS) Fighting between the Afghan National Security and Defence Forces (ANDSF) and the Taliban were reported across 200 areas in 24 hours amid escalating violence in the war-torn country, official data revealed.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pele hails Neymar's countdown to his goal record
Rio de Janeiro, June 18 (IANS) As Neymar narrows the gap with Pele, the all-time top scorer of the Brazilian team hailed the PSG striker's extraordinary performance in Copa America on social media.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Coast Guard maintain watch on 10KL oil spill off Chennai
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard is monitoring the 10 kilolitres (KL) oil spill into the sea about 450km southeast of Chennai from a Portuguese flag container ship named MV Devon, said an official.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
RSS to celebrate 'Hindu Samrajya Utsav'
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will celebrate the valour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to invoke Hindu pride through a week-long programme called the 'Hindu Samrajya Utsav'.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Ex-Japan Justice Minister jailed for vote buying
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) Former Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday for buying votes with the intention of securing a seat for his wife in an upper house election in 2019.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Politics
US Open to allow 100% fan capacity this year
New York, June 18 (IANS) The US Tennis Association (USTA) has announced that the US Open will allow 100 per cent fan capacity this summer, a year after spectators were not allowed at the Grand Slam due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Delhi riots: SC says HC's judgment granting bail to 3 activists not be treated as precedent
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday expressed dissatisfaction with the Delhi High Court 100-page judgment granting bail to one of the three student-activists accused in a case of "larger conspiracy" related to the February 2020 northeast Delhi riots, which claimed lives of 53 people and left hundreds injured.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sonia condoles death of 1st Zambian president Kenneth D. Kaunda
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi has expressed condolence over the death of the first Zambian President Kenneth David Kaunda.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
OnePlus Nord CE 5G receives first software update
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Global smartphone brand OnePlus that recently launched Nord CE 5G has started receiving an over-the-air (OTA) update addressing some issues and bumping up Google's security patch to May 2021.
2021-06-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Majority support moving Australia Day: Survey
Canberra, June 18 (IANS) A new survey on Friday revealed that majority of Australian citizens support changing the date of Australia Day out of respect for Indigenous people.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Superstar Mohanlal expects Onam release for Marakkar
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Superstar Mohanlal on Friday broke the news that one of his mega project in Malayalam 'Marakkar, the Lion of Arabian Sea' directed by his close friend and ace director Priyadarshan is all set for release on August 12.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz
K'taka postpones local body polls amid leadership row
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Amid the leadership row that erupted within the ruling BJP in the state, Karnataka has postponed elections to all local bodies in the state by six months citing the pandemic as a its reason for the postponement.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Royal Bengal Tiger killed in Assam
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) A Royal Bengal Tiger has died due to "accidental firing" by forest personnel on Friday in the fringe areas of the world famous Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR) in eastern Assam, officials said.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Maha farmer faces 'social boycott', fine for damaging village deity
Gondia (Maharashtra), June 18 (IANS) In a bizarre development, a farmer has been slapped with a penalty of Rs 21,000 for allegedly damaging a stone idol symbolising the village deity at his farm and also threatened with 'social boycott' if he failed to cough out the money, a Gondia police officials said here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Show slandering political opponents their place: Goa CM to police
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) In a stern warning to his political opposition, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday, urged the Goa Police to crackdown on critics and political opponents who criticise the police department in order to "show them their place".
2021-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Deaths in Spain up by 17% in 2020
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall number of deaths in Spain reached 492,930 in 2020, a 17 per cent increase from 2019, according to data published by the country's National Statistics Institute.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Sony India unveils new smart TV at Rs 299,990
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Sony India on Friday unveiled a smart TV under the new BRAVIA XR A80J OLED series powered by the cognitive processor XR starting at Rs 299,990.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Hyundai India launches premium SUV Alcazar
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Automaker Hyundai Motor India on Friday launched premium 6- and 7-seater SUV Alcazar.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tension prevails in TN's Tirunelveli after caste violence erupts
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Violence continued on Friday in certain areas of rural Tamil Nadu after an ITI student was attacked in Tirunelveli district.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
HK varsity to be renamed in Sep
Hong Kong, June 18 (IANS) The Open University of Hong Kong will be renamed "Hong Kong Metropolitan University" from September 1 if a bill to retitle the institute is passed by local legislature, the city government announced on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Education,Politics
Karnataka HC judgement seems to have missed an opportunity: S&R Associates
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court judgement seems to have missed an opportunity to settle and explicate the law in cases involving parallel investigations or similar issues, and its handling of these issues may have left the door open to protracted litigation, S&R Associates, said in a note.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra to relax Covid curfew hours till 6 p.m. from June 21
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh government on Friday eased Coronavirus curfew restrictions by another four hours till 6 p.m. from June 21.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian flaunt 'boss babe' vibes
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton and reality TV star Kim Kardashian shimmered in silver, flaunting "boss babe" vibes in a throwback picture.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Franklin Templeton returns Rs 17,777 cr to unit holders of 6 shut schemes
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has said that the six shut debt schemes have returned Rs 17,777.59 crore to unit holders amounting to 71 per cent of the assets under management (AUM) as on April 23, 2020.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nikki Tamboli, Millind Gaba come together for party track 'Shanti'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 14" housemate Nikki Tambol i and singer Millind Gaba will be seen grooving together in an upcoming pary number titled "Shanti". The track is slated to release on June 22.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Played mind games with Kohli when he was establishing himself'
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Former South African pacer Dale Steyn said on Friday that when he was at the peak of his bowling prowess and Virat Kohli was finding his feet in the Indian side, he used to apply a few tricks to break the current Indian team skipper's confidence by "playing mind games".
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian, Chinese nationals missing in Nepal flash flood
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Indian and Chinese nationals are among the 15 people reported missing after a flash flood in the Nepal's Melamchi River wreaked havoc at the Melamchi Bazaar and other low lying areas along the Indrawati river basin in Sindhupalchowk district, a media report said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata vs Suvendu: Nandigram poll result hearing deferred
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday deferred to June 24 the hearing on the petition filed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee challenging BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari's Nandigram win in the 2021 Assembly polls.
2021-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ahead of state polls, Goa CM announces 10,000 job bonanza
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) With an eye on the 2022 polls, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced a bonanza of 10,000 government jobs within the next six months in his Goa Revolution Day speech on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
A Holiday Inn Express and Suites to come up on Delhi-Punjab Road
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) Hospitality companies IHG Hotels & Resorts and Samplast Resorts will collectively develop Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jalandhar GT Road, in a bid to further the brand's presence in the country and the state, in line with the market demand, IHG said in a statement. The Grand Trunk Road connects New Delhi and Punjab.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Ashleel' actor Kapil Khadiwala on playing a sex addict
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Model-actor Kapil Khadiwala, who features in the latest web series "Ashleel", says his character is that of a sex addict and convincing himself for the role was not easy.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sharp rise in realisation inflates steel earnings
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) For steel companies, Q1FY22 is expected to be sequentially better as higher steel prices (by Rs 4,500-8,000/t qoq) will offset lower volumes (down 7-17 per cent) due to localised lockdown amid second wave of Covid and higher raw material cost (iron ore cost to increase by Rs1,500/t qoq).
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TN YouTuber Manickam booked for abusive content, arrested
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Popular YouTuber Madhan Manickam, who was booked by the Tamil Nadu police for uploading abusive content, was arrested from Salem in Tamil Nadu on Friday morning.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
'US-Turkey agrees on Kabul airport, S-400 issue remains unresolved'
Washington, June 18 (IANS) US President Joe Biden and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed earlier this week that Ankara would play a leading role in securing the Kabul airport, but the two sides remain divided over the issue of S-400 air defence systems, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said here.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
1 dead, 12 injured in multiple Arizona shootings
Washington, June 18 (IANS) One person was killed and 12 others were injured in a series of shootings in several places in the Phoenix metropolitan area in the US state of Arizona, police said, adding that the suspect has been arrested.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
16-member men's hockey squad for Olympics announced
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) A 16-member men's hockey squad for Tokyo 2020 was announced on Friday, with Hockey India (HI) including as many as 10 Olympic debutants in the squad.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Tata puts up India's largest Solar Carport in Pune
Pune, June 18 (IANS) Tata Motors and Tata Power have jointly set up India's largest grid-synchronized, behind-the-meter solar carport at the Tata Motors car plant in Chikhali, Pune.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Microsoft introducing front row layout in Teams
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Microsoft is going to introduce a new front seat layout for users of its collaboration app Teams that will give hybrid work a new meaning.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NSUI, IYC to hold free vax camp on Rahul's birthday
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Even as former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has said that he will not celebrate his birthday, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) and the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) has planned to organise free Covid vaccination drive at its office for the people.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
N.Korea should be ready for dialogue with US: Kim Jong-un
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said that the country should be ready for a dialogue, as well as a confrontation with the US, state media reported on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Indian-American chemist Sumita Mitra wins European Inventor Award 2021
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Indian-American chemist Sumita Mitra has won the European Inventor Award 2021, one of Europe's most prestigious innovation prizes, in the "Non-European Patent Office countries" category for her application of nanotechnology in dentistry.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Self-esteem the reason we can't achieve our fullest potential' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Describing her journey as "a creative pursuit in unexpected directions" Shobha Nihalani, the Hong Kong-based writer of thriller, adventure and dream novels -- and life coach -- says venturing into the self-help genre for her new book made her realize that self-esteem is the reason why we feel stuck or are unable to achieve our fullest potential.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Biden signs bill making Juneteenth federal holiday
Washington, June 18 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
CSC & TSSC to train 1L rural youth for maintenance of BharatNet
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Common Services Centers (CSC) and Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) have joined hands to train one lakh CSC Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) and rural youths on the maintenance of optical fibre under BharatNet across the country.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mohammmad Ali Baig set to make Telugu OTT debut
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Actor Mohammad Ali Baig, a Padmashri awardee for his theatre work, is set to make his Telugu OTT debut with AHA's thriller series 'In the Name of God', which is scheduled to start streaming this weekend.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
France scraps outdoor mask mandate, lifts curfew
Paris, June 18 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that people across the country can now stop wearing face masks outdoors and the night-time curfew will also be lifted starting from Sunday as the country's Covid-19 indicators continue to drop.
2021-06-18
Category: International, France,Politics
Is your name lucky for you?
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) The letters of your name have the power to help you build a successful life. Owing to the benefits that the study of numerology offer, several celebrities and business tycoons have paved their way to success by changing their names.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Finally an online store only for sustainable and eco friendly products
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) As the levels of consciousness towards a healthy and greener world become increasingly prominent and brands face greater scrutiny, both at a consumer as well as at an accreditation level, the need to be transparent has become extremely important and basic. The proliferation of such terms as "pure", "safe", "green", "eco" and "organic" in marketing and the lack of credibility makes it harder for consumers to find genuine, more well-intentioned brands, both small and big.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The changing face of work post-pandemic
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) As the world of education and work makes a gradual recovery from the effects of Covid-19 pandemic, experts foresee the new trends and dramatic changes that will impact the careers of graduates who venture out in the market in 2021-22 and onwards.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Luca: Talks of inclusion with cute relish (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
Luca (film on Disney+ Hotstar); Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Marco Barricelli, Saverio Raimondo, Maya Rudolph, Jim Gaffigan; Direction: Enrico Casarosa; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Expert recommended baby skincare routine for the monsoons
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) The rainy season has already begun and parents need to alter their baby care practices and routine to ensure the baby's skin is looked after well. A newborn baby's skin is 40-60 times thinner than an adult and hence needs the gentlest care and nourishment.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
As China squeezes its private sector, will more Chinese business tycoons quit?
New Delhi, June 18: Recently, when Zhang Yiming, the co-founder of ByteDance - the parent company of popular internet video brand TikTok announced that he will step down by the end of year, it no longer came as a shock. In fact, it simply sealed the apprehension of many entrepreneurs and the private sector in general, that it had fallen under the red hammer of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
2021-06-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Sherni: Slow-burn impact (IANS Review, Rating: * * *)
Sherni (film on Amazon Prime); Cast: Vidya Balan, Sharat Saxena, Vijay Raaz, Mukul Chadda, Brijendra Kala, Neeraj Kabi, Ila Arun; direction: Amit V. Masurkar; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2021-06-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Yogi govt makes record payment to cane growers
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has made a record payment of Rs 1.37 lakh crore to more than 45 lakh sugarcane farmers.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Residents in Portuguese capital not allowed to leave region
Lisbon, June 18 (IANS) The Portuguese government announced that the entire Metropolitan Area of Lisbon (AML) will be in isolation on weekends, from 3 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on June 21, in a bid to contain the Covid-19 resurgence in the country's capital.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
J&K's all inclusive employment model could lead other states and UTs (KASHMIR PART-1)
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Addressing unemployment has been the topmost priority for Jammu and Kashmir government headed by Lt governor, Manoj Sinha and last two years have seen creation of more jobs than were witnessed during the last many years.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
After massive airspace intrusion, China threatens Taiwan and the democratic world
New Delhi, June 18: Just a day after 28 Chinese military aircraft flew into Taiwan's air defence identification zone (ADIZ), said to be the largest ever incursion into the tiny island nation, China followed it up with a threat to the world at large.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,National
US state identifies 64 Covid cases of Delta variant
Chicago, June 18 (IANS) The Department of Public Health in the US state of Illinois has identified 64 cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
TN CM Stalin meets Sonia, Rahul
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday met Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi here for the first time after the Assembly poll results were declared on May 2.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WTC final just another feather to add in this big hat: Kohli
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli said on Friday that the World Test Championship (WTC) final was "just another feather to add in this big hat that we have created" and that there were many more milestones to come.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Housing for poor scheme should not turn out into slums: Jagan
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy met with the newly appointed joint collectors (housing) and instructed them that the "Pedalandariki Illu" (houses for all the poor) scheme should not turn out to be slums.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Northern Ireland DUP leader resigns amid party revolt
Belfast, June 18 (IANS) Edwin Poots announced his resignation as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland after less than a month in the post amid an internal revolt.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite in India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Samsung on Friday unveiled new tabs -- Galaxy Tab S7 FE and Galaxy Tab A7 -- for the Indian consumers that will be available from June 23.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Bean-shaped structure in Arabian Sea: Is it plankton assemblage or landmass?
Kochi, June 18 (IANS) Ever since a bean-shaped structure in the Arabian sea, about seven km west off the Kochi coast, was put out using the Google Maps satellite image showing the formation of an 'island' under the sea, talks have begun, that only a detailed study would reveal, what it is.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Indian-origin Judge nominated to Canada SC
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) Indian-origin Justice Mahmud Jamal has become the first non-white person to be nominated to the Supreme Court of Canada.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Plasma therapy boosts survival in Covid patients with blood cancers
New York, June 18 (IANS) Administering convalescent plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients can dramatically improve likelihood of survival among blood cancer patients hospitalised with the deadly virus, according to a study.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Nandini Rai reveals why co-star Vikas slapped her hard!
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Actress Nandini Rai, who is seen in the new Telugu web series "In The Game Of God", reveals that while shooting certain scenes, she and her co-star Vikas actually slapped each other, to bring out a natural reaction for the camera!
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Man who bought takeway restaurant in Milton Keynes wins Indian Restaurant of the Year title: Report
London, June 18 (IANS) A man who launched his career in a back street of Milton Keynes has scooped the prestigious Indian Restaurant of the Year title and topped TripAdvisors customer ratings chart, Milton Keynes UK reported.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Business/Economy
ShareChat announces its 1st ESOP buyback worth Rs 140 cr
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Social media platform ShareChat on Friday announced its first ESOP buyback programme worth $19.1 million (nearly Rs 140 crore) and all eligible employees can sell upto 100 per cent of their vested ESOPs at its present stock valuation.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
EMA may not enforce 50% efficacy threshold for Covid vax
Brussels, June 18 (IANS) The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said that it may not enforce a 50 per cent efficacy threshold for Covid-19 vaccines but will still analyse the entirety of the evidence before making a decision on market authorisation.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Gujarat board's 50:25:25 evaluation plan for Class 12
Gandhinagar, June 18 (IANS) Following the Supreme Court's acceptance of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) merit formula for Class 12, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) too has announced its plan for the students and the results will be declared by the third week of July.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Israeli warplanes strike Hamas military posts in Gaza
Gaza, June 18 (IANS) Israeli warplanes struck military posts of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Hamas movement, in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Gucci introduces vegan luxury material 'Demetra'
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) Luxury fashion house Gucci has introduced a new luxury material 'Demetra', which contains more than 77 per cent plant-based raw materials. The brand launched three sneaker models to mark its first products made with Demetra, organic cotton and recycled steel and polyester.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
NZ to focus on fast bowling in WTC final: Williamson
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Hours before the start of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India at the Ageas Bowl here, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said his team would be focusing on its main strength - bowling - when it takes on the Virat Kohli-led side on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Italy launches 'green pass'
Rome, June 18 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has signed a decree to create a "green pass", a digital proof that the holder is not infected by the coronavirus.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Kolkata remains waterlogged, more rain forecast
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Kolakta on Friday was still severely waterlogged, even as the MeT Department forecast more rainfall to follow and people splashed through knee- and waist-deep water through city streets.
2021-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Shraddha Kapoor invests in a beauty brand
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who has been roped in as the brand ambassador of MyGlamm and has also invested in the brand, says she hopes to understand and fulfil the beauty needs of her fans and followers.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
One in 100 deaths is by suicide: WHO
Geneva, June 18 (IANS) One in a hundred deaths globally can directly be attributed to suicide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, arguing that the Covid-19 pandemic has increased factors for suicide worldwide.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Puducherry's Mahe gives 1st vax jab to 90% population
Puducherry, June 18 (IANS) Mahe district in the Union Territory of Puducherry has injected the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 90 per cent of its population, officials said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Neha Pendse, Amruta Khanvilkar, Priya Bapat feature in Father's Day anthem 'Baba' in film 'June'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) "Baba" is the only word in Marathi that offers unconditional love, affection, support, and unparalleled faith. The lyrics of "June" films most sentimental single "Baba" breathe life into the song. The delicate and unhindered nature of the relationship between a father and a daughter will be expressed by leading faces of the Marathi film fraternity. The makers of "June" are launching an adaptation of the popular track "Baba" with a female voice. This is an Anthem Version dedicated for all fathers this Fathers Day.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Swedish govt to face no-confidence vote
Stockholm, June 18 (IANS) Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will face a no-confidence vote on June 21, opposition parties announced.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Guterres calls for debt relief extension for middle-income nations
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for debt relief extension for middle-income countries, which account for more than half of the world body's 193 member states, to recover in the wake of the global Covid crisis.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Landmark San Francisco tower reopens to tourists
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Coit Tower, the iconic white concrete column defining the San Francisco skyline since 1933, has reopened to tourists for the first time in 15 months.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Google opens its first ever retail store in NY
New York, June 18 (IANS) Taking a cue from Apple, Google has opened its first-ever brick-and-mortar store with hardware products on display and much more in the city of New York.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
WB Guv meets Adhir, keeps everyone guessing in Cong
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is on a visit to the national capital, has created a buzz in the Congress circles after meeting Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury at his residence here.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sensex tumbles 650 points; metal, oil & gas lead selloff
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices slumped on Friday with the BSE Sensex losing over 650 points.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IHG strengthens footprint in Punjab with a Holiday Inn Express & Suites signing in Jalandhar
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Samplast Resorts to develop Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jalandhar GT Road. The new-build hotel featuring 110 keys is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2024. With an existing portfolio of hotels from the Holiday Inn brand family across key cities in Punjab, the new development will further strengthen the brand's presence in the country and the state, in line with market demand.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Former TDP MLA Philip C. Tocher joins YSRCP
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) Former Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Christian minority leader Philip C. Tocher has joined Andhra Pradesh's ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP).
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics