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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
Israel's Elbit announces defence deals with US, Sweden
Tel Aviv, June 18 (IANS) Israeli defence electronics company Elbit Systems has announced two deals with the Swedish and US armies, totaling $52 million.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
US House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq war authorisation
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The Democratic-led US House of Representatives has voted to repeal the 2002 authorisation for the Iraq War, an effort to curb presidential war powers.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,International
Instagram rolls out full screen, 30-second ads in Reels (Ld)
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Facebook is on a huge monetisation drive and now, Instagram users globally, including in India, will see ads within the short-video feature Reels from Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Instagram rolls out 30-second ads in Reels
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Facebook is on a huge monetisation drive and now, Instagram users globally will see ads in short-video feature Reels from Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US SC dismisses lawsuit by Republican-led states, upholds Obamacare
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The US Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Republican-led states seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), upholding former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Victoria's Secret welcomes women achievers to shape its future
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) Lingerie giant, Victoria's Secret, bids adieu to its angels as it welcomes on board seven women achievers for a "dramatic shift" in its image. The list includes Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and U.S. soccer champ Megan Rapinoe, among others. With its new initiative, 'The VS Collective', the brand hope to revamp itself and focus on a more inclusive campaign.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Iraq signs deal to drill 96 oil wells
Baghdad, June 18 (IANS) Iraq has signed a contract to drill 96 oil wells in the West Qurna-1 oil field located in the southern province of Basra to raise the production, according to a statement by the Ministry of Oil.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Iraq,Business/Economy
Hiked again, petrol nears century mark pan-India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Fuel prices increased again across the country on Friday adding more misery to common man's woe, as he already grapples with rising food prices amid shrinking income.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ICC to partner UNICEF in fundraiser for Covid relief
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC), through its 'Cricket for Good initiative', has launched a fundraising campaign to support UNICEF's emergency Covid-19 response in South Asia.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine,Sports
LG likely to sell iPhones at its stores in S Korea: Report
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) As the South Korean tech giant LG exits the mobile business, it may soon start selling iPhones at its stores in the country, the media reported.
2021-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Mehul Choksi remanded to Dominica State Prison by court
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A Dominican court has ordered Indian fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi to be remanded at the Dominica State Prison despite a decline in his health, the local media reported.
2021-06-18
Category: International, India,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lebanon's labour union holds strike against worsening conditions
Beirut, June 18 (IANS) Lebanon's General Labour Union held a general strike in protest against the country's deteriorating political, living and economic conditions and also demand the formation of a new government.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Rahul takes a dig at Modi govt over fuel prices
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at the Narendra Modi government over the increase in fuel prices and said the condition of the government is such that if the rates do not increase then it becomes big news.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Brazil whitewash Peru in Copa America Group A
Rio de Janeiro, June 18 (IANS) Hosts Brazil scored three second-half goals en route to a 4-0 victory over Peru in their Copa America Group A match on Thursday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Pankaj Tripathi: Those of us who have power and potential must look out for others
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actress Pankaj Tripathi feels those who have power and potential must take up the duty of looking out for others more than ever today. He addressed the subject through an audio clip on social media.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kuwait to lift entry ban for vaccinated non-citizens from Aug
Kuwait City, June 18 (IANS) Kuwait will lift the entry ban for vaccinated non-citizens from August, the government announced.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Women's Test: Breakthrough Indian wickets give England relief
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Debutant Sophia Dunkley said it was a "crazy day" for her on Day 2 of the one-off women's Test against India, as after scoring an unbeaten 74 to guide England to 396/9 declared, the pressure to break India's opening stand was too high.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Finland to introduce EU Digital Covid Certificate from June 22
Helsinki, June 18 (IANS) Finland will update its national Covid-19 vaccination certificate to ensure its inter-operability with the European Union's (EU) Digital Covid-19 Certificate starting from June 22, the country's National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Finland,Politics
DGP orders probe as cops use chair, basket as riot gear
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) H.C. Awasthi has sought an explanation after photographs showed policemen using a basket and a plastic chair as a riot gear during a clash.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
US initial jobless claims rise to highest level in a month
Washington, June 18 (IANS) After hitting pandemic lows, initial unemployment claims in the US unexpectedly rose to 412,000 last week, marking the highest level in a month, the Labour Department reported.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Snapchat removes Speed Filter that 'encouraged' reckless driving
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Popular social media platform Snapchat is removing a feature known as the "Speed Filter" that lets users capture how fast they are driving and then share it with friends.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Finland extends border curbs but eases entry requirements
Helsinki, June 18 (IANS) Finland has extended intra-European Union (EU) border controls until July 11, but announced the easing entry requirements from June 21 onwards.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Spotify acquires startup Podz to boost podcast experience
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As podcasts become a rage, Swedish music streaming company Spotify has acquired a startup called Podz for an undisclosed sum.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Africa's Covid cases surging by 20% amid 3rd wave: WHO
Nairobi, June 18 (IANS) Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa were surging by 20 per cent on a weekly basis as most countries in the continent were under the third wave of the pandemic, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
At 1,587, India logs least daily Covid deaths in 60 days
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) India on Friday recorded 62,480 new cases of Covid and 1,587 fatalities in the last 24 hours, lowest in the last two months, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two Rohingyas held with gold biscuits in UP
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (UPATS) has arrested two Rohingyas, identified as Mohamed Rafique and Mohammed Amin, from Makdoomnagar area under the Kotwali police station of Aligarh.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punishment for cheating junior chess players will be decided by Central Council: AICF
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Stripping them of their national titles, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) Central Council will decide on further punishments for the chess players who had cheated during the online age group national championships, said the Secretary.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Other Sports
S Korea acts against Huawei, Samsung for false equipment records
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) South Korea's ICT ministry said has revoked conformity assessments on around 1,700 pieces of communications equipment from nearly 400 companies, including Huawei Technologies and tech giant Samsung Electronics, after they submitted falsified test records.
2021-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Over 100 Taliban militants killed in fierce Afghan clashes
Kabul, June 18 (IANS) More than 100 Taliban militants have been killed as fierce clashes continued with the Afghan security forces in the provinces of Faryab, Herat and Farah over the past three days, officials said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Samsung may hold flagship developer conference this year
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) Samsung Electronics is considering holding its technology conference this year despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, industry insiders said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
No protection to live-in couple: Allahabad HC
Prayagraj (UP), June 18 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has dismissed the protection plea of a live-in couple, noting that the woman was already married and in a live-in relationship with another man.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Netherlands see off Austria to reach Euro 2020 last 16
Amsterdam, June 18 (IANS) The Netherlands reached the Euro 2020 last 16 from Group C with one game to spare after beating uninspired Austria 2-0 on the goals from Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries at the Johan Cruyff Arena here.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
S.African State Capture Inquiry requests 3-month extension
Johannesburg, June 18 (IANS) South Africa's State Capture Inquiry said it will request the Gauteng High Court to extend the Commission, which is probing allegations of looting and corruption which resulted in billions being stolen during Jacob Zuma's tenure as President, for three months in order to conclude its work in September.
2021-06-18
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
De Bruyne the hero as Belgium rally to beat Denmark 2-1
Copenhagen, June 18 (IANS) Kevin de Bruyne was the hero for Belgium as he inspired a second-half fight-back to ruin Denmark's attempts to dedicate a win to Christian Eriksen, who was hospitalised after collapsing during his side's Euro 2020 opener against Finland last Saturday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Football
UP man to get boat for rescuing newborn from river
Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) Boatman Gullu Chaudhary, who had rescued a 21-day-old girl child from a wooden box floating in the Ganga River in Ghazipur district, earlier this week, will be gifted a boat by the state government.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Greek recovery plan endorsed by EU
Athens, June 18 (IANS) The economic recovery plan of Greece which will "supercharge investment, reform and growth throughout the country" has been endorsed by the European Union (EU).
2021-06-18
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Akhilesh's Janeshwar Mishra Park to get toy train
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The much-publicised Janeshwar Mishra Park that was touted as one of the achievements of the Akhilesh Yadav government, is now up for renovation.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
UP woman booked under NSA for killing toddler
Basti (Uttar Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) A 40-year-old woman has been booked under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) for the kidnapping and murder of two-year-old child.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IOM, UNHCR oppose returning rescued illegal migrants to Libya
Tripoli, June 18 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has reiterated their opposition against returning rescued illegal migrants to Libya.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
23 UP youths held for brandishing weapons at functions
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) Twenty-three youths from the four districts -- Pratapgarh, Prayagraj, Fatehpur and Kaushambhi -- have been arrested under the Arms Act for brandishing country-made weapons in weddings or posing with the illegal weapons on social media in different incidents.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minor kids live with father's corpse, go to neighbour for food
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) In a shocking incident, two minor children, aged 8 and 6 years, stayed in their house with their father's body for two days simply because they could not understand what had happened to him.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Israel to sell Germany 69 radar systems
Tel Aviv, June 18 (IANS) The state-owned company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it will manufacture and deliver 69 tactical mobile radar systems to the German Army in a deal valued at 36 million euros.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Politics
Ukraine extends quarantine till Aug 31
Kiev, June 18 (IANS) Ukraine has decided to extend quarantine restrictions until August 31 in a further bid to stem the spread of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health announced.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Delta variant detected in Colombo
Colombo, June 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have announced that the highly transmissible B.1.617.2 or Delta variant has been detected for the first time from the community in capital Colombo.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Manoj Bajpayee on choice of medium: Creative people shouldn't have favourites
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who has worked in films as well as OTT, says he would never pick a favourite medium when it comes to showcasing his work.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NZ announces vax rollout plan for general population
Welington, June 18 (IANS) New Zealand citizens aged over 60 will be offered vaccination from July 28 and those aged over 55 from August 11, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, New Zealand,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 177mn
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 177.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.84 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Russia records over 14,000 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow, June 18 (IANS) Russia confirmed 14,057 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 5,264,047, the official monitoring and response center said on Thursday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mata Kheer Bhawani festival being celebrated in Kashmir on Friday
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) The annual Mata Kheer Bhawani Mela is being celebrated on Friday at the Ragnya Devi deity Shrine situated in Tullamulla village of J&Ks Ganderbal district.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Director Kate Herron reveals what drew her to 'Loki'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Director Kate Herron has opened up about what drew her to the story of "Loki", the God of Mischief. She says when she first got the script it was a really big, ambitious sci-fi story. In disguise, however, it had another story going on.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Spanish expat wants a cocktail of art and coffee
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) "You dont go to a cafe just for a beverage. Nothing stops you from ordering some of the best coffee at home and drinking it in a room. The same goes for food. It is energy that a place exudes that dives one to step out and spend hours," says Marta, the owner of the eight year old 'Casa Bella Vista, a Mediterranean cuisine & pizzeria in Chandigarh who recently expanded and renovated the place into an 'art cafe -- the first in the region which will consistently display art for sale by different artists every month.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National
Denmark to start vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds against Covid-19
Copenhagen, June 18 (IANS) Children in Denmark between the ages of 12 and 15 will soon be offered the opportunity to be voluntarily vaccinated against Covid-19, "possibly" from this September, Soren Brostrom, director general of the Danish Health Authority, said at a press conference here on Thursday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine,Politics
Zambia's first president Kaunda dies at 97
Lusaka, June 18 (IANS) Zambia's first President Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97, according to the Zambian government.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Zambia,Politics
Vietnam reports record high daily new Covid-19 cases
Hanoi, June 18 (IANS) Vietnam reported 515 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, the highest daily increase since the pandemic hit the country last year, according to its Ministry of Health.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Recoveries from Covid cross 26-lakh mark in Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) With 10,685 patients discharged during the day, recoveries from Covid crossed the 26-lakh mark in Karnataka, while 138 died due to the virus, said the state health bulletin on Thursday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Amit Shah likely to visit Gujarat on June 20-21
Gandhinagar June 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit his home state Gujarat for two days on June 20 and 21, sources said on Thursday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
No one sought K'taka leadership change, says BJP state in-charge
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) BJP's Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh on Thursday said that his conversations with party MLAs revolved around development works and did not veer towards change of leadership in the state "even once by mistake".
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Every panchayat in J&K to have youth club
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) In order to increase the engagement of youth at the panchayat level, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday directed the concerned officials to establish youth clubs in every panchayat across J&K for constructive activities and addressing the concerns of the younger generation.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Restart public transport system fully, urge B'luru unions
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) As many as 10 associations, including the Domestic Workers Rights Union, and the Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike (Bengaluru Bus Passengers Forum) on Thursday appealed to Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi to restart the public transport system at its full capacity as the large workforce, returning to work as lockdown eases, depends on it.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
No employee will be laid off from schools, Anganwadis: Andhra CM
Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday assured that not a single employee will be laid off from the schools and Anganwadi centres of the state in the process of implementing the New Education Policy (NEP).
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
J&K Lt Gov lauds 2 Kashmiri mountaineers who scaled Everest
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Two young mountaineers from Kashmir have scaled Mount Everest on June 1 and Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday congratulated them for their exceptional achievement.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Covid-hit Karnataka trade and industry seeks relief package
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Reeling under heavy losses due to Covid-induced extended lockdown and restrictions, the Karnataka trade and industry on Thursday sought a special relief package of Rs 20,000 crore from the state government to recover and survive from the pandemic.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Women's Test: India collapse to 187/5 after solid start vs Eng (Stumps)
Bristol, June 17 (IANS) After making a solid start replying to England's first-innings' 396 for nine wickets declared, India secularly slipped in the third and final session and ended the second day at 187 for five wickets in the one-off Test here on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Interstate arms supplier held in MP by Delhi Police Special Cell
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Special Cell on Thursday said that it has arrested interstate gun running racket kingpin Takadir, who carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, from Madhya Pradesh.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portuguese ship spills 10 KL oil 450 km off Chennai
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard said on Thursday that 10 kilolitres (KL) of oil have spilled into the sea about 450 km southeast of Chennai from a Portuguese flag container ship named MV Devon.
2021-06-17
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Defence/Security
Andhra shares school infra renovation software with Telangana
Amaravati/Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday gave its consent to Telangana to make use of its school infrastructure renovation software developed by the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Brazil drop Neymar from its Olympic games squad
Rio de Janeiro, June 17 (IANS) Star forward Neymar was on Thursday dropped from the Brazilian team named for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. Another big name missing is Marquinhos, who was part of the gold-winning Brazilian team medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
BJP demands CBI probe into purchase of buses by DTC
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Alleging corruption in the proposed purchase of 1,000 low-floor buses by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), the BJP on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the matter.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Recruiter for banned Ansar al Islam arrested in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 17 (IANS) A recruiter of banned militant outfit Ansar al Islam has been arrested from Bangladesh's border Naogaon district by the Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU), police said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Anupam Kher interacts with police officers, staff in Shimla
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Thursday visited the police headquarters here and had an informal interaction with the officers and staff present there.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security
Bengaluru police distribute blankets to pavement dwellers
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) With heavy rains pulling down the temperature in many parts of Karnataka, the Bengaluru West division police in a humanitarian gesture have distributed blankets and bedsheets to those sleeping on the pavements.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Aussie Emma may compete in 8 swimming events in Olympics
Adelaide, June 17 (IANS) Emma McKeon could be the only swimmer from the Australian team to compete in eight events at the Tokyo Olympic Games after she won the 50-meter freestyle on Thursday night to wrap up an outstanding performance at the trials.
2021-06-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
WI recall Bravo, Gabriel for 2nd Test Match vs South Africa
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia), June 17 (IANS) The Cricket West Indies selection panel on Thursday recalled fast bowler Shannon Gabriel and left-handed batsman Darren Bravo while announcing a 13-member squad for the second and final Test match against South Africa starting on Friday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Cricket
J&K aims to complete 1,235 projects in 2021-22 costing Rs 4,545 cr
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) To give necessary impetus to the developmental works under the Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation Ltd (JKIDFC), J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday chaired a meeting and reviewed the status of the projects being executed by the corporation.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Veteran goalkeeper Buffon returns to Parma after 20 years
Rome, June 17 (IANS) Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon decided to continue his long-lasting career as Serie B side Parma welcomed his significant return after 20 years on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
RBI to conduct auction for GoI securities conversion on June 21
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India will conduct the conversion or switch of Government of India (GoI) securities, through auction, on June 21.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
LJP MP absent from Paras event in Patna
Patna, June 17 (IANS) Lok Janshakti Party MP Prince Raj, who is facing charges of sexual assault, was absent from his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras's event here on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Husband, wife among six Australian bike riders for Olympics
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced six riders who will compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games in BMX and mountain bike, loaded with Australian Olympic firsts.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Govt amends Cable Television Network Rules to address citizens' grievances
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said in a statement on Thursday that the government has amended the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994, adding a statutory mechanism to redress citizen's grievances/complaints.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Euro 2020: Ukraine defeat N. Macedonia, keep afloat
Berlin, June 17 (IANS) Andrey Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk scored the goals as Ukraine beat major tournament debutants North Macedonia 2-1 and book their first win in Group C of the Euro 2020 at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
I'm not fit enough to qualify for Olympics: Triple jumper Arpinder
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Asian Games triple jump champion Arpinder Singh's dream of competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games is all but over as he says is not fit to achieve the qualification mark.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Telangana seeks 'sincere reappraisal' of 'Aatmanirbhar' package
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) Telangana's Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao has urged the Centre to do a sincere reappraisal of the Aatmanirbhar relief package and make it work more realistically and humanly for the most affected sectors, especially the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid positivity rate drops to 3% in J&K's Baramulla district
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) The Covid-19 positivity rate in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir has dropped to mere 3 per cent whereas recovery rate has increased to 95 per cent.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bengal Governor meets Amit Shah, President Kovind
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is on a two-day visit to Delhi, met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday evening and is expected to have briefed him about the 'deteriorating law-and-order situation in the state.
2021-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Karnataka seeks defence technology hubs in state
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Karnataka is planning to set up defence technology hubs in the state, leveraging the presence of major defence research labs and aerospace firms, state Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Politics
Over 5,000 children test Covid positive in Meghalaya, 17 die
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Over 5,000 children under the age of 14 in Meghalaya have tested Covid-19 positive and 17 of them died, health officials said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
Hyderabad Zoo successfully breeding endangered species
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) Hyderabad's Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) is successfully breeding several endangered species, zoo officials said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fugitive international gangster arrested by Bihar Police
Patna, June 17 (IANS) An international criminal wanted in over a dozen cases of heinous crimes including murder, kidnapping, extortion, and bomb blasts was arrested by the Bihar Police on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New Covid infections drop, daily deaths dive below 1K
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) For the first time since June 9, Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths dived below the 1K-mark, even as new infections dropped under the 10K-level, as the number of patients cured increased, health officials said here on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
IAF chief to review parade at Air Force Academy
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) A Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) will be held at the Air Force Academy (AFA) Dundigal, Hyderabad on June 19 to mark the successful completion of pre-commissioning training of flight cadets of various branches of the Indian Air Force.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Wife stabs husband to death over domestic dispute in Gurugram
Gurugram, June 17 (IANS) A 40-year-old man, identified as Sachin Kumar, was allegedly killed by his wife Gunjan over a domestic dispute in the Jyoti Park area of Gurugram.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K Police constable shot dead by terrorists
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Suspected terrorists shot dead a J&K Police constable near his residence in Srinagar on Thursday night, sources said.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Officials asked to act on contaminated water flowing into R'than
Jaipur, June 17 (IANS) Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Thursday directed officials to collect detailed information and take action on the issue of contaminated water flowing in from the border areas of Punjab to Rajasthan.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Validity of documents related to MV Act extended till Sept 30
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways on Thursday extended the validity of the documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, till September 30.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Satisfied with meeting with Prime Minister, says Stalin
Chennai/New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Thursday expressed satisfaction at the outcome of his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Working with Samantha Akkineni was a learning experience: Shahab Ali
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi-based actor Shahab Ali, returned in his negative role of Sajid in the recently-released series "The Family Man 2". In the new season he got a chance to work with South star Samantha Akkineni, and he is clearly awestruck.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tension at Tikri border after man burnt to death
Bahadurgarh (Haryana), June 17 (IANS) Tension is brewing on the Tikri border with report coming in of a death due to torching after the agitating farmers allegedly set a person from Bahadurgarh on fire.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Giorgia Andriani opens up on her experience of learning Indian languages
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Giorgia Andriani, who made her acting debut with 2019 Tamil film "Karoline And Kamakshi", is currently spending time learning Indian languages.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Swwapnil Joshi's 'Samantar' to return with season 2
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actor Swwapnil Joshi released the teaser of the second season of his Marathi series "Samantar" on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India eye greatest title in cricket (Ld)
Ageas Bowl (Hampshire), June 17 (IANS) India have announced their playing XI for the inaugural World Test Championship final against New Zealand beginning here on Friday on expected lines.
2021-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
MHA operationalises helpline to prevent loss due to cyber fraud
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) To provide safe and secure digital payments eco-system, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has operationalised the national helpline 155260 and reporting platform for preventing financial loss due to cyber fraud.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Technology
Sale of pre-owned phones on rise in India amid pandemic: Report
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Covid-19 has pushed people to buy a second gadget for work from home and educational purposes, leading a surge in the pre-owned smartphone market in India, according to a report.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
WTC final just a Test, won't decide world's best team: Kohli (Ld)
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday shook off some pressure of playing the World Test Championship (WTC) final by saying one Test wouldn't decide the best team in the world, and that India have set their sight on all six Tests they will play in England on the three-and-a-half month long.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Actor Salim Diwan adopts 20 children, will look after their education
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actor Salim Diwan, has taken up the responsibility of 20 children and their education, and says he is trying to give back to society by helping those in need amid the pandemic crisis.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India 'priest' of peace, but can give apt reply to aggression: Rajnath (Ld)
Itanagar, June 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that India is the "priest" of world peace, but it has the full ability and strength to give a befitting reply to all acts of aggression.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Raj district second in country to build over 93K houses under PM Awas Yojana
Jaipur, June 17 (IANS) Notwithstanding the difficult times brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the tribal-dominated Dungarpur district in Rajasthan has scripted history by becoming the first place in the state and second in the country to build 93,128 houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Gurugram: Quick response team to address waterlogging
Gurugram, June 17 (IANS) The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has formed a Quick Response Team (QRT) for the measures being taken to solve waterlogging problem during the monsoon season, GMDA officials said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Human Interest/Society
When performing 'kanyadaan' in TV show made Reena Kapoor emotional
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Performing a 'kanyadaan' scene in the show "Ranju Ki Betiyaan" made actress Reena Kapoor emotional.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vishal Mishra: 'Kaise hua' is my companion forever
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The Shahid Kapoor-starrer "Kabir Singh" is all set to complete two years of release on June 21. Singer Vishal Mishra, who sang the hit number "Kaise hua'' in the film, says the track is his "companion forever".
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
HSBC India pledges Rs 15 cr Covid relief for Mumbai's 'Dabbawalas'
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) HSBC India on Thursday announced that it is pledging financial assistance to the tune of Rs 15 crore to support dabbawalas in Mumbai.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Women's Test: India 63/0 in reply to England's 396/9 decl (Tea)
Bristol, June 17 (IANS) India were 63 for no loss at tea, in reply to England's first-innings' 396 for nine wickets declared, on the second day of the one-off Test here on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
656 new Covid cases, 1,426 recoveries in J&K
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Recoveries continued to outnumber new Covid cases in J&K on Thursday as 1,426 patients were discharged after recovery while 656 new cases were reported during last 24 hours.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
SC to take up Delhi Police appeal against activists' bail on Friday
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Friday the Delhi Police's plea challenging the Delhi High Court decision granting bail to student-activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha, arrested in a case of "larger conspiracy" related to the February 2020 northeast Delhi riots, which claimed lives of 53 people and left hundreds injured.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian ultra-HNIs likely to invest $30 bn in tech start-ups by 2025
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Indian ultra high net worth individuals (UHNI) are likely to invest up to $30 billion in tech start-ups in India by 2025.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
This AI tech can hear Covid in a cough
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) Australian computer scientists have developed a novel Artificial Intelligence-based model that can hear the effects of Covid-19 in the sound of a forced cough, even when people are asymptomatic, an advance that can pave the way for detecting the infectious disease via diagnostic mobile phone apps.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Technology
Akshita Mudgal finds airport proposals 'so romantic'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Akshita Mudgal, who plays the lead role of Ishqi in the show "Ishq Par Zor Nahi", says her dream proposal would be one made at the airport.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
After CBSE, ICSE class 12 assessment plan settled, SC takes up state boards issue
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) After accepting the CBSE and ICSE formula for Class 12 assessment, the Supreme Court on Thursday sought a response from the state governments which are yet to cancel the board exams.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Microfinance sector witnesses recovery in Q4 FY21: Report
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The microfinance sector in India witnessed recovery in the books in the fourth quarter of FY21, with a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth of 10 per cent, according to the CRIF MicroLend report.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Microsoft Teams unleashes new hybrid work features
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) With an aim to boost hybrid work, Microsoft on Thursday unveiled its roadmap to bring more new capabilities to its Teams platform to support hybrid work scenarios over the coming months.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
SC not to revisit exam cancellation, approves CBSE, ICSE Class 12 score plan (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday accepted the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) formula for the assessment of Class 12 students, who will be assessed based on performance in Class 10 (30 per cent weightage), Class 11 (30 per cent weightage) and Class 12 pre-board (40 per cent weightage) and final results would be declared by July 31.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
We have our bases covered: Virat Kohli
Ageas Bowl (Hampshire), June 17 (IANS) On the eve of the much-anticipated World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand, skipper Virat Kohli termed the event as a positive step in the right direction, and said that the team has its bases covered going into the summit clash.
2021-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ranawade's gets four-year extension with Mumbai City
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Mumbai City FC on Thursday announced that they have extended fullback Amey Ranawade's contract by four years, until May 2025.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Quick Heal detects 8 new apps infected by Joker spyware on Play Store
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Cybersecurity firm Quick Heal Technologies Ltd on Thursday said that it has detected a new batch of 8 Joker malware-laced apps with a cumulative download count of 50,000 on Google Play Store.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Proxy War' a fanciful tale that tests your intelligence
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) "Proxy War" sets out to seemingly uncover what follows when ill-intentioned forces launch a diabolical plan to turn the men in uniform into drug addicts and how the Indian Army gives such forces a befitting reply.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
SUV-Hiran case: NIA nets Mumbai Police's 'Dirty Harry' Pradeep Sharma (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Netting the biggest catch so far in the sensational SUV planting-cum-businessman murder cases, the National Investigation Agency on Thursday arrested former high-profile 'encounter specialist' Pradeep Sharma - labelled as the 'Dirty Harry' of the Mumbai Police - along with two other key conspirators.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four held in Gurugram on murder charges
Gurugram, June 17 (IANS) Four persons have been arrested for allegedly killing a 4-year-old child Bhavya and injuring his father Praveen by opening fire in Pataudi village in Gurugram.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tourism, hospitality bodies urge CMs for relief amid pandemic
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) has reached out to the Chief Ministers of all the states for 'proportionate relief' on statutory obligations to the pandemic-hit tourism industry, among other measures.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Prithviraj Sukumaran-starrer 'Cold Case' to release on June 30
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) The Prithviraj Sukumaran-starrer thriller film "Cold Case" is slated to release on June 30. The poster of the upcoming film was unveiled on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rohtas DM wants 'lazy' municipal corporation official transferred
Patna, June 17 (IANS) Rohtas District Magistrate Dharmendra Kumar has written to the principal secretary of the urban development department in Bihar to transfer a 'lazy' officer to another district.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Randeep Hooda wishes parents on their 50th wedding anniversary
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actor Randeep Hooda took to social media on Thursday to wish his parents Ranbir Singh and Asha Hooda on their 50th wedding anniversary. The actor also expressed regret for not being able to celebrate the special day together amid the ongoing pandemic.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Twinkle Khanna gives glimpse of her 'upside down' world
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress-author Twinkle Khanna treated fans to a fun picture with a witty caption on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gurmeet Choudhary: Jamai Shoshthi means being served 30 to 35 dishes
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actor Gurmeet Choudhary took to Instagram on Thursday to share his look for Jamai Shosthi this year. The annual festival, dedicated to the 'jamai' (son-in-law), is celebrated in Bengali households. Gurmeet, who is married to actress Debina Bonnerjee, turned out for the ritual dressed as a quintessential Bengali jamai, in dhoti and kantha stich kurta.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rajinikanth to leave for US for treatment
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Mega star Rajinikanth will leave for the US on Saturday for a routine medical check up.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'A child can also be snubbed, made quiet', Mamata takes dig at Dhankhar
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) In a veiled reference to West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's visit to the national capital during which he met Union ministers, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that "a child can also be snubbed and made quiet".
2021-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
WTC final: India include two spinners in the playing XI
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) India will play two spinners and three fast bowlers in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand that begins on Friday here at the Hampshire Bowl.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Upstox becomes ICC's 'Official Partner'
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced Upstox, one of the largest online investment platforms in India, as its 'Official Partner' for all ICC events until the end of 2023.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
NPPA asks drug makers to ensure GST cuts passed on to consumer
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In order to ensure the cuts in GST rates of essential Covid-19 drugs and other medications is passed on to consumers, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has directed all pharma manufacturing and marketing companies to revise the maximum retail price (MRP) on drugs and formulations immediately taking into effect the reduced tax rate.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Kartik Aaryan throws a 'sexy' question to fans
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Kartik Aaryan seems to be on a self-inspection trip on Thursday about his sex appeal, going by his latest Instagram selfie.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
No need to replace Yediyurappa as CM, say supporters
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Voicing the sentiments of the pro-B. S. Yediyurappa camp, Karnataka mines and geology minister Murugesh R. Nirani said on Thursday that there was no need to change the leadership in the state and the on-going meetings by BJP in-charge Arun Singh were not about discussing leadership change in the state.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Chandigarh to plant 175,000 saplings this fiscal
Candigarh, June 17 (IANS) The Chandigarh administration on Thursday rolled out an action plan to plant 175,000 saplings in the city, which is popularly known as 'City Beautiful, in this fiscal.
2021-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
New initiative to encourage promising badminton talent
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Badminton Gurukul (BG) and Sports School Badminton Academy (SSBA) have joined hands to promote badminton by announcing scholarship in three age groups of under-13, u-16 and u-19 years for boys and girls, chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said here on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Badminton
Fed Shock: Equities fall as FIIs flight feared, banking stocks slide (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Fears of foreign funds exiting India along with expectations of lower consumer sentiment due to Covid pulled India's stock markets lower on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kohli plays down significance of WTC final
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday played down the significance of the World Test Championship (WTC) final that commences against New Zealand on Friday, saying they are looking at six Test matches and not just one on the tour of England.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Canon's AI-tech only lets smiling employees inside
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) Canon has come up with a new AI-enabled 'smile recognition' technology through which AI cameras in the offices of its Chinese subsidiary Canon Information Technology only lets smiling workers enter rooms or book meetings.
2021-06-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Raj & DK: Web shows give scope to experiment with music more than films
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Raj and DK's new web series "The Family Man" Season 2 has been appreciated, among other things, for its music. The creator duo feels the web series as a format gives more scope to experiment with music compared to films.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pashupati Kumar Paras elected LJP president
Patna, June 17 (IANS) Amid the ongoing tussle between Chirag Paswan and his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras, the latter has been elected as national president of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP).
2021-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Heroin worth Rs 7cr seized in Assam, 2 held
Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) Assam police on Thursday seized heroin valued at Rs 7 crore and arrested two persons, including a woman drug peddler, in the state's Karbi Anglong district, officials said.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC may take up Delhi Police appeal against activists' bail on Friday
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear, on Friday, a plea by Delhi Police challenging theDelhi High Court decision to grant bail to three student-activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha, arrested in a case of "larger conspiracy" related to the February 2020 northeast Delhi riots, which claimed lives of 53 people and left hundreds injured.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
When Ekta Kapoor was called 'poster girl of misfortune'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Ekta Kapoor, one of the producers of the 2016 film "Udta Punjab", took to social media on Thursday to celebrate five years of the film's release date.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Not to be cowed down, Sasikala interacts with AIADMK workers in Edappadi
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Even as leaders like former Chief Minister E. Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam had openly objected to the entry of former interim general secretary of the AIADMK, V.K. Sasikala into the party fold, she seems unfazed and has telephonically interacted with the AIADMK cadres in Palaniswami's constituency, Edappadi.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India announce women's hockey team for Olympics
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) The Hockey India (HI) announced a 16-member national women's hockey team, including experienced Rani Rampal, for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Vaughan, Cook put Kiwis ahead in WTC title clash
Ageas Bowl (Hampshire), June 17 (IANS) As the gladiators India and New Zealand prepare for battle at the Rose Bowl from Friday, there is buzz about the Word Test Championship (WTC) final, even though England are not participating.
2021-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pfizer's arthritis drug can cut death risk in severe Covid patients
New York, June 17 (IANS) An arthritis drug -- Tofacitinib -- developed by US biopharmaceutical Pfizer has shown to be effective in reducing the risk of death or respiratory failure in hospitalised adult patients with Covid-19 pneumonia who were not on ventilation, according to a study.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Mercedes-Benz India launches seventh generation of S-Class
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz on Thursday launched the seventh generation of its flagship limousine, the S-Class, in India.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
WTC final: Strengths, weaknesses of India, New Zealand
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) The World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand gets underway on Friday at the Hampshire Bowl here. Here is a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the two teams:
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
SII to conduct clinical trials of Novavax for children
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Serum Institute of India is likely to launch clinical trials of the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine for children in July, sources said.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon, Olympics
London, June 17 (IANS) Rafael Nadal, winner of 20 Grand Slam title, will skip this year's Wimbledon and will also not feature in the Tokyo Olympic Games as he wants to rest his body.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Grass on the pitch, Doull says 'no need to mow it'
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) A green top at Hampshire Bowl was revealed by former New Zealand cricketer and commentator Simon Doull exactly 24 hours before the India-New Zealand World Test Championship (WTC) final clash gets underway.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
3 drug peddlers held with 51 kg ganja in Delhi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Railway Police on Thursday said that it has arrested three drug peddlers, all residents of Odisha with 51 kg of ganja worth Rs five lakh from New Delhi, which was to be supplied to Jammu.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
My phone is being tapped, I'm constantly followed: Yediyurappa's detractor
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) One of the main detractors of Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa, Hubli-Dharwad west constituency BJP MLA Aravind Bellad, on Thursday said that he 'believes' that his phone is being tapped and he is constantly being followed.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Coast Guard saves 16 crew of sinking ship off Raigad
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) In a daredevil operation, the Indian Coast Guard on Thursday rescued 16 crew members of a sinking cargo ship near the Revdanda jetty off Maharashtra's Raigad district, an ICG spokesperson said here.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
One-off women's Test: England 357/8 at lunch vs India
Bristol, June 17 (IANS) England were 357 for eight wickets at lunch on the second day of the one-off Test against India here on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Samsung, Vivo fastest growing 5G smartphone brands in Q1: Report
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) Smartphone brands Samsung and Vivo were the world's fastest-growing 5G smartphone vendors in the first quarter of 2021, a new report said.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Domestic YoY air passenger traffic zooms in May
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Low base effect, due to Covid restrictions in 2020, pushed India's domestic air passenger traffic higher in May 2021.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maha to roll out mobile units to detect early hearing loss
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) In a unique initiative, the Maharashtra Health Department will use mobile units to check the hearing abilities of newborns in the state to diagnose and start their treatment early, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana CM gives Covid package of Rs 1,100 crore
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) To mitigate impacts of the pandemic on state's economy, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday announced an economic package of Rs 1,100 crore.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Vishal Sikka's AI platform Vianai Systems raises $140M
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Human-Centered AI platform and products company Vianai Systems, founded by former Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, on Thursday announced it has raised $140 million in a Series B round from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and other industry players.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
India-New Zealand WTC final: The big match-ups
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) With less than a day to go for the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand to begin here on Friday, IANS looks at some of the key match-ups:
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Sasikala or her family members will never be allowed into AIADMK'
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Hitting out at against former interim General Secretary V.K.Sasikala, AIADMK leader C. Ve. Shanmugham on Thursday asserted that she or her family members will never be allowed entry to the party.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Class 12 results policy adopted after wide consultation: Nishank
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has thanked the Supreme Court for endorsing the policy and procedure of the CBSE to prepare the results of class 12 students.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Parida new head of India's Chemical Weapons Convention authority
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Senior Indian Administrative Service officer Manoj Kumar Parida was on Thursday appointed as Chairman, National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention, in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Union government, under the Cabinet Secretariat.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Haseen Dilruba' director on shooting rafting scenes
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Filming the rafting scenes in the Taapse Pannu-starrer "Haseen Dilruba" came with its set of challenges, says the film's director Vinil Mathew.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tamil Nadu CM announces scheme for kuruvai cultivation
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has announced a scheme for kuruvai cultivation. In a statement on Thursday, the Chief Minister's Office said that the scheme aims to provide equipment subsidies and inputs to the farmers for kuruvai cultivation in the Cauvery delta region.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Show-cause notice for Azharuddin, head of Hyderabad cricket body
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president Mohammed Azharuddin has been given a show-cause notice by the association's apex council for his alleged conflict of interest and other reasons. He has been suspended until an inquiry against him is complete.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Active Covid cases drop below 70k in Andhra, tally 18.3 lakh
Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) Active Covid cases dropped below the 70,000 mark to reach 69,831 on Thursday in Andhra Pradesh, even as 6,151 new Covid infections have been reported.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Nadella, Pichai boost Indian tech prowess on world map
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) It was Sundar Pichai who created a splash on the global tech map when Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided in 2019 that Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a President, and going forward, Pichai will be the CEO of both Google and Alphabet.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Fortis Healthcare to introduce Sputnik V from June 19
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Thursday announced that Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 will be available at two of its hospitals as part of a limited pilot roll-out from June 19.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-cop Pradeep Sharma arrested in SUV case, sent to NIA custody (3rd Lead)
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) In a major development, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday raided and arrested former Maharashtra Police 'encounter specialist' Pradeep Sharma, in connection with the ongoing probe into the cases of planting of explosive-laden SUV at Antilia and businessman Mansukh Hiran murder.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mom-to-be Lisa Haydon shares baby shower photos
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Mom-to-be Lisa Haydon took to social media on her birthday on Thursday, and shared photos of her baby shower hosted by friends. Lisa is expecting her third child later this month.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
C-sections to account for a third of all childbirths by 2030: WHO
Geneva, June 17 (IANS) Caesarean sections are on the rise globally and will account for 29 per cent of all births by 2030, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggesting an increase in the number of medically unnecessary, potentially harmful procedures.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
BJP eyeing maximum seats in district panchayat president polls in UP
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) To send a strong message ahead of next year's Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is now focusing on winning the maximum number seats in the district panchayat president (Zila Panchayat Adhyaksh) polls to held in the first half of July.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US to buy 200 mn more doses of Moderna's Covid shot
Washington, June 17 (IANS) The US will buy an additional 200 million doses of Moderna's Covid vaccine in anticipation that its citizens may require booster shots, media reports said.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
29 arrested after raids on illegal hookah bars in Delhi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi Police on Thursday said that it has apprehended 29 people, including four cafe owners in its crackdown against illegal hookah bar.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shaan's new song on Father's Day to celebrate father-son bond
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Singer Shaan is set to release a new song to mark Father's Day on June 20. The track titled "Tera hissa hoon" tells the story of a father-son relationship.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Diana Ross' first album in 15 years set for Sept release
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Diana Ross has shared details of her first album in 15 years, titled "Thank You".
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
B'desh actress, who alleged rape bid, now accused of vandalism at club
Dhaka, June 17 (IANS) Bangladesh actress Pori Moni, who alleged a bid to rape and kill her at the Boat Club here on June 8, has now been accused of "vandalism" at another club.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Venus Remedies wins 10-year battle against French firm
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) In a historical breakthrough for the pharmaceutical industry, Venus Remedies Ltd has won a 10-year long legal battle that challenged patent claimed by French firm SCR Pharmatop for producing the intravenous paracetamol solution in India.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
Jet Airways shareholders reject financial results for FY20
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Shareholders of Jet Airways have rejected the financial results of the company for the financial year 2019-20.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India is 'priest' of peace, but can give apt reply to aggression: Rajnath
Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said India is the "priest" of world peace, but it has the full ability and strength to give a befitting reply to acts of aggression.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Kriti Kharbanda shares glimpse of her 'workout mornings'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Kriti Kharbanda gives a glimpse of her workout mornings, in a new post she shared on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nushrratt Bharuccha reacts on 'Saiyaan ji' video crossing 400mn views
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The music video of Yo Yo Honey Singh's new track "Saiyaan ji" has crossed 400 million views on YouTube, and Nushrratt Bharuccha, whose dance in the video became quite popular, says the success of the track means the world to her.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
realme's TechLife brand DIZO partners with Flipkart
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) DIZO, the first brand under realme TechLife ecosystem, on Thursday partnered with homegrown e-commerce marketplace Flipkart to bring its products to consumers' doorsteps.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Flipkart, Amazon challenge court order on CCI probe: Report
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Walmart Incs Flipkart and Amazon.com Inc have filed legal challenges against the resumption of an antitrust investigation into their business practices, a global news wire reported.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
India eye greatest title in cricket
Ageas Bowl (Hampshire), June 17 (IANS) Since the maiden Test match between the inventors of the game, England and Australia, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1877, there have been in phases undisputed champions in the format, but never has any team been officially crowned.
2021-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Jindal Stainless sends 150 ventilators to Odisha, Haryana
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India's largest stainless steel manufacturer, Jindal Stainless has facilitated the supply of 150 ventilators to the Haryana and Odisha governments, in continuation to steps taken by it to combat and minimise the spread and impact of Covid-19.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Indian Army top brass discuss threats from China, Pakistan
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Amidst border standoff with China, the Indian Army holds a commanders' conference led by General Manoj Mukund Naravane from Thursday to review the operational situation at the border with China and Pakistan. Indian Army Commanders' Conference is an apex level biannual event, which formulates important policy decisions through collegiate deliberations.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Vax certificate upload delay hits Chennai residents' travel, job plans
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) People of Chennai and its suburbs are putting off their travel plans and are not taking up job offers following the delay in uploading vaccine certificates on the portal.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Why is the Biden-Putin summit important to India?
New Delhi, June 17: A historic summit between the US President and Russian President has begun in Geneva. The meeting between the two Presidents after bitter feuding between the two global military powers is a welcome sign. From a history of hair-trigger tensions rooted in the several decades of the Cold War and its spillover later, the Biden-Putin summit triggers memories of better times -- of detente and cooperation between the two heavyweights on issues of international concern.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Delhi riots case: Court orders release of 3 student activists
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday ordered release of three activists Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha, accused under UAPA in Delhi riots, who were granted bail by Delhi High Court on June 15.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Turkey's Erdogan reaches out to Biden to position troops at Kabul airport
New Delhi, June 17: US President Joe Biden described his meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels on Monday as 'productive'. This was a non-committal response which essentially meant that the US side had not made up its mind on what the clever Turkish president had dished out during the meeting.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Maya Rudolph opens up on her role in 'Luca'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Maya Rudolph, who features in the voice cast of the upcoming animated film "Luca", says an experience from motherhood in real life helped her bring alive her role.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Can OnePlus-OPPO take on market leader Xiaomi in India?
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) With smartphone brands OnePlus and OPPO -- both part of the China-based conglomerate BBK Group -- deciding to integrate their businesses, the move has not surprised industry experts as it will only mean leveraging each other's capabilities in a more deeper and meaningful way, in order to take on behemoth like Xiaomi that has kept top position in the domestic smartphone market for several years in a row.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
TDP complains to Andhra DGP against senior IPS officer
Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) Senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Varla Ramaiah on Thursday complained to Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Gautam Sawang that senior IPS officer P.V. Sunil Kumar is allegedly indulging in unconstitutional activities.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Exim Bank extends $100 mn line of credit to Sri Lankan government
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) on Thursday said it has extended a $100 million line of credit to the Sri Lankan government.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India collaborates with UNICEF to tackle youth employment
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India on Thursday signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to co-create and implement solutions at scale to tackle the employment and skilling challenges for adolescents and youth in India.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Javelin throwers' spat with coach can impact Tokyo show: Ex-coach
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Former national javelin throw coach Kashinath Naik has said that the spat between national javelin throw coach Uwe Hohn and Athletics Federation of India (AFI) could have an impact on the mindset of athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
T-Hub announces 2nd batch of funding programme for startups
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) T-Hub, which leads India's pioneering innovation ecosystem, on Thursday announced the launch of its redesigned funding programme T-Angel to cater to the startups funding needs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Congress says both Sonia and Priyanka have taken Covid vax
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Amid questions being raised by the BJP over the vaccination of Congress leaders including the Gandhis, the Congress on Thursday said that both Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have taken the vaccine jab.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google Cloud VMware Engine now available in India
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Google Cloud VMware Engine is now available in India for enterprises looking to migrate their VMware environments to the cloud and advance their digital transformation journeys, the company announced on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
AstraZeneca vax recommended for Australians above 60 yrs
Canberra, June 17 (IANS) The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has advised that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine be administered to people aged 60 and over, rather than those over 50 years as was previously recommended, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
9-month-old Covid+ baby saved with ECMO
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) Doctors at KIMS hospitals in Hyderabad saved life of a nine-month-old infected by Covid-19 through successful ECMO.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Shilpa Shetty says her husband can't sing
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra made a candid confession on reality TV -- the fact that her husband can't sing.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
In this Jammu village, the dead live on in the trees
Jammu, June 17 (IANS/ 101Reporters) In the lush green village of Kalihand, residents commemorate their deceased by planting trees, the fruits of which are meant for friends, neighbours and travellers.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Akshay Kumar donates Rs 1 cr for school building in J&K's LoC village (Ld)
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Thursday donated Rs 1 crore for a school building in remote Tulail village along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Williamson strategic, smart while Kohli is passionate: Smith
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) The World Test Championship (WTC) final between Virat Kohli-led India and Kane Williamson-led New Zealand will be a battle of two contrasting captaincy styles, say former international captains.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Shaan's new song 'Tera hissa hoon' celebrates father-son bond
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Singer Shaan release a new song to mark Father's Day on June 20. The track titled "Tera hissa hoon" narrates the tale of a father-son bond.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Del Monte launches packaged 'King Coconut Water' in India
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Packaged foods brand Del Monte has announced the launch of its packaged 'King Coconut Water' in India.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Japan to lift state of emergency for Tokyo, 8 prefectures
Tokyo, June 17 (IANS) The Japanese government on Thursday announced its decision to lift the Covid-19 state of emergency for Tokyo and eight other prefectures from June 21.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Covid Response: Better prepared to handle pandemic's impact says HMSI (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India is confident to overcome the economic turbulence unleashed by Covid's second wave.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt notifies common format for issuance of PUC across India
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Central government has issued a notification for a common format of the Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate to be issued across the country.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UpGrad strengthens senior leadership teams in UK, US
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Global online higher education provider upGrad on Thursday announced to strengthen its senior leadership teams in the UK and the US.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology,Education
Bats in Switzerland harbour viruses with ability to jump to humans
Bern, June 17 (IANS) Bats in Switzerland are harbouring viruses from 39 different viral families and some have the potential to jump to other animals, including humans and cause disease, researchers have found.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Switzerland,National,Health/Medicine
Siddhant Chaturvedi relives childhood in new post
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi was in the mood for poetry on Thursday, relieving his childhood in his new Instagram post.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's online casual gaming segment to grow at 29% CAGR
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The online casual gaming segment in India is projected to grow at 29 per cent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) during FY21-25 to reach Rs 169 billion, according to a report by KPMG in India.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
U.P emerges as top investment destination
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is emerging as a top investment destination in the country with 98 investment proposals worth Rs 13,408.19 crore (over Rs 134 billion) having been received in the manufacturing sector during the past three and a half years.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
India targeted through cyber intrusions by RedFoxtrot linked to Chinese military
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Active since 2014, RedFoxtrot predominantly targets aerospace and defense, government, telecommunications, mining, and research organizations in India among other countries.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
S.Korean nuke envoy to meet US, Japanese counterparts
Seoul, June 17 (IANS) South Korea's top nuclear envoy will hold talks in Seoul next week with US and Japanese counterparts over the Korean Peninsula issues, the Foreign Ministry here said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Serious allegations raised with respect to Siva Industries and Holdings case: Report
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Some serious allegations and questions have been raised with respect to the Siva Industries and Holdings case that has grabbed the limelight because public sector banks have agreed to settle with the promoter of Siva Industries a huge loan of Rs. 4,863 crore at just Rs 323 crores with a recovery of only 6.5 per cent, Zee Biz reported.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC refuses to halt demolition of 10K houses in Haryana village
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to halt the demolition of over 10,000 residential houses at Khori Gaon in Faridabad district, Haryana, for encroachment on forest land.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
CII pegs India's FY22 GDP growth at 9.5%
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Industry body CII on Thursday pegged India's GDP growth rate for 2021-22 at 9.5 per cent.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chhattisgarh gears up to handle third Covid wave
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has started gearing up to handle the possible third wave of Covid-19 and for this, all the government hospitals across the state are being upgraded and equipped with ultramodern facilities.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Akshay Kumar visits Tulail LoC area in J&K's Bandipora
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Thursday visited remote Tulail area along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez Valley of Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Bollywood
NZ to lift travel bubble suspension with Aus state
Wellington, June 17 (IANS) New Zealand is set to lift the suspension of its quarantine-free travel with Australia's Victoria state from June 22 onwards, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
CARS24 bets big on intl. expansion after UAE, Australia
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) E-commerce platform CARS24, is set to disrupt the used automobile ecosystem around the globe by looking to strengthen its international operations through business forays in Southeast Asian and Middle East countries this year with a war chest of $100 million.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Aus state likely to remain in dark for weeks after severe storms
Canberra, June 17 (IANS) Thousands of residents in the Australian state of Victoria, battered by devastating storms last week, are expected to remain without power for up to three weeks.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
CM Sawant slams politicians for destroying Goa's image
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Goa's image has been destroyed by politicians due to a brief period during the Covid spike when patients suffered due to oxygen shortage, Chief Minister said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
UP village heads to be trained in stubble management
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government plans to train the newly elected village pradhans in stubble management.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Wildfire in US state forces evacuation of hundreds
Washington, June 17 (IANS) A wildfire, dubbed Robertson Draw Fire, is raging near Red Lodge, a small town in the US state of Montana with over 2,000 residents, forcing 450 of them to be evacuated.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Rebel AAP MLAs meet Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, merge outfit
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The three rebel MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) who formed Punjab Ekta Party, on Thursday, met Rahul Gandhi in Delhi and announced the merger of their outfit with the Congress.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Goa needs to be saved from CM's horrible administration'
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Goa is in crisis and the state needs to be saved from the incumbent Pramod Sawant-led government and its horrible administration, All India Congress Committee in-charge of Goa Dinesh Gundu Rao has said.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Psychologists urge parents to engage kids to prevent anxiety, depression
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Child psychologists are of the opinion that children under 13 years of age are in the grip of anxiety following the extended closure of schools and in the absence of any meeting or interaction with classmates and friends amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Bakery products now made with jaggery
Kanpur, June 17 (IANS) The National Sugar Institute (NSI) in Kanpur has come out with various bakery and confectionery products using liquid or powdered jaggery (gur), which is said to be a healthier option to sugar.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
India walk into Hampshire Bowl with the edge of experience
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) India may not have played a Test match in England in the lead up to the World Test Championship final, unlike opponents New Zealand. They, however, surely have more experience of playing at the Hampshire Bowl here than their opponents.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
SUV-Hiran cases: NIA arrests ex-encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) In a major development, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided and arrested former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma in connection with the ongoing probe into the cases of SUV planting and businessman Mansukh Hiran murder, here on Thursday morning.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cables and wires segment's growth to continue: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The cables and wires industry's growth is expected to continue during the next decade backed by urbanisation, higher infrastructure spend, increase in electrification and data communication, said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Self-help groups install solar light in Prez village
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) Self-help groups that are making solar lights, have now lit up the community toilet of Paraunkh, the native village of President Ram Nath Kovind in Kanpur Dehat.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Japan to begin issuing 'vaccine passports' in July
Tokyo, June 17 (IANS) Japan plans to allow municipalities to begin issuing "vaccine passports" from mid-July, with its top government spokesperson on Thursday referencing the documents' "prompt issuance".
2021-06-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics
SC approves 30:30:40 CBSE assessment plan for Class 12, results by July 31 (Ld)
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday accepted the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) formula for the assessment of Class 12 students.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
PLI scheme to help India become Aatmanirbhar in APIs : ICRA
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The government's production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes for key raw materials such as bulk drugs and formulations, with a total incentive outlay of Rs 210 billion will help the country become Aatmanirbhar, ratings agency ICRA said.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Defence employees bodies reject plans to corporatise OFB
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Employee Federation of Indian Ordnance Factories rejected the governments decision to create seven corporations stating that it will completely destroy the fundamental concepts of strategic management by vertical integration and war insurance and reserve "due to its misguided ideology".
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
After living in a toilet, Kerala woman to lead a good life
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) Forty five-year-old Muruga who was living in a toilet for an year after her small house collapsed and her adopted daughter and her husband deserted her, on Thursday got the news that she will be taken care of, after the intervention of Electricity Minister K. Krishnankutty.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
23 Afghan commandos killed in clashes with Taliban
Kabul, June 17 (IANS) At least 23 members of an Afghan Armys special unit were killed during fierce clash with the Taliban in the northern province of Faryab, a security official said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Indian attack more balanced: Ian Chappell
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has backed Indian bowling attack to do better in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand since it is more balanced due to the presence of better spinners. The two teams face off in the summit clash of the WTC at the Hampshire Bowl here from Friday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Ashok Gajapathi Raju misappropriated 500 acres of MANSAS Trust'
Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) Senior Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and Rajya Sabha member V. Vijayasai Reddy on Thursday alleged that Ashok Gajapathi Raju illegally appropriated 500 acres of land of Maharaja Alak Narayana Society of Arts and Science (MANSAS) Trust while being its chairman in 2010.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Australia's unemployment rate falls to 5.1%
Canberra, June 17 (IANS) Australia's unemployment rate has fallen for the seventh consecutive month to pre-pandemic levels, according to labour force data released on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Australia,Politics
CureVac's mRNA Covid vax just 47% effective
Berlin, June 17 (IANS) German biopharmaceutical company CureVac's mRNA-based vaccine has shown efficacy of just 47 per cent against Coronavirus disease, the lowest reported so far from any Covid-19 vaccine maker.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Germany,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Gurugram issues advisory as cyber fraud cases increase
Gurugram, June 17 (IANS) Given the increasing cases of cyber fraud in Gurugram, the district administration has issued an advisory and appealed to the residents that they should be cautious about the links coming through WhatsApp, e-mail and SMS.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
63% of Phuket residents vaccinated as island readies to reopen
Phuket, June 17 (IANS) About 63 per cent of residents in Phuket have received their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine as the largest resort island of Thailand readies to reopen to inoculated foreign visitors from July 1, a senior government official said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
PETA urges DCGI to replace calf serum method for vax production
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, on Thursday, requested the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to replace Newborn Calf Serum (NBCS) with animal-free chemical solution, in the production of the Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tamannaah, Vijay Sethupathi, Prithviraj, Sudeep to host 'Masterchef' South versions
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia has been roped in as the host of the debut season of the cooking reality show "MasterChef Telugu". Vijay Sethupathi will host the Tamil version, Prithviraj Sukumaran the Malayalam version and Kichcha Sudeep will host Kannada version of the show.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Study says Covid cases detected in US earlier than previously reported
Washington, June 17 (IANS) A new study by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has suggested that Covid-19 cases were detected in the country earlier than previously reported.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
UP to bring stringent law to check gambling
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is now gearing up to ban gambling in public with a stricter law.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US House votes to make Juneteenth federal holiday
Washington, June 17 (IANS) The Democrat-led House of Representatives has voted to make June 19, also known as Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
TVS Motor launches TVS iQube Electric at Rs 1.15L in Chennai
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Two and three wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd on Thursday announced the launch of its electric scooter here.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Brazil launches forest concessions studies in Amazon areaa
Brasilia, June 17 (IANS) Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture and the National Bank for Economic and Social Development have begun studies for forest concessions in five areas of the Amazon.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife
Kotak Life estimates Q1 loss of Rs 225-275 cr
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Company expects to incur a loss in the range of Rs 225 crore to Rs 275 crore on the shareholders account in the April-June quarter.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China launches 1st crewed mission for space station construction
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China on Thursday successfully launched the crewed spacecraft Shenzhou-12, which is expected to send three astronauts to its space station core module Tianhe for a three-month mission.
2021-06-17
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
Goa not to open for tourism until statewide coverage of first jab
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Goa will not open for tourism until the state fully administers the first vaccine shot to its population, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said in a major policy announcement on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms Group starts vax drive for staff
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms Group has commenced a vaccination drive to inoculate its staff members at Balaji Telefilms, ALTBalaji and Balaji Motion Pictures Private Limited. The drive is being held at two centres on Thursday, namely the Balaji house and Killick Nixon Studios, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
Guterres calls for full respect of Israel-Hamas ceasefire
United Nations, June 17 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the full respect of the ceasefire agreed between Israel and the Islamic Hamas movement which brought an end to the 11-day bloodshed in Gaza Strip late last month.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rising solar PV module prices near term headwind: ICRA
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The increase in imported photovoltaic (PV) module price level by about 15-20 per cent is likely to impact returns of solar power project developers, ratings agency ICRA said.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Cash-rich TN labour welfare body to fund workers' vaccination
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu State Construction Labourers welfare board is all set to fund the vaccination drive of the labourers across the state.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Yogi to send invite to get you vaccinated
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government will now send out invitation slips to people, urging them to get vaccinated.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Women RSS members earn laurels for service during pandemic
Jaipur, June 17 (IANS) At a time when the RSS men are drawing laurels for serving the cause of society during the pandemic by supplying oxygen cylinders, concentrators, food and medicines to thousands in need, the women team of RSS from Rashtra Sevika Samiti are also earning praise for standing strong during Covid crisis. They are helping out the masses by performing last rites of those who lost their relatives to the virus, promoting awareness on vaccination, conducting yoga camps as well distributing medicines to the needy.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Aishwarya Lekshmi: Want to see a Malayali actor dance how Mohanlal, Mammootty did in '90s
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Malayalam cinema actress Aishwarya Lekshmi feels films in her home turf are currently obsessed with too much of realism, adding that she would love to see an actor who can "dance how Mohanlal and Mammootty did in the nineties".
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gulshan Devaiah: Myth that people have short attention span these days
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Gulshan Devaiah and Swara Bhaskar appear in the short film "Dobara Alvida", and we struck up an interesting conversation with the duo about the notion of audience span getting shorter by the day.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Texas residents can carry handguns without license from Sep
Houston, June 17 (IANS) Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the permit-less carry bill into law, allowing residents of the state to carry handguns without a license or training starting from September 1 onwards.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
DJ electrocuted during UP wedding
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh), June 17 (IANS) A youth was killed and another suffered severe burn injuries when the DJ van around which they were present during a wedding ceremony, came in contact with a live wire.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Major Australian banks hit by website outage
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) Several major Australian banks, including lenders Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and ANZ, on Thursday suffered website crashes affecting users.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Australia,Technology
OMCs again resort to alternate day fuel price revision
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Oil marketing companies seem to have moved once again towards a revised fuel price mechanism, shifting to the practice of changing petrol and diesel rates after every couple of days rather than undertaking changes on a daily basis.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
European Commission approves Portuguese recovery plan
Lisbon, June 17 (IANS) The President of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, announced the approval of the Portuguese Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR), which intends to "profoundly transform the economy" of the country.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Fed Shock: Equities fall as FII roll-back feared (Ld)
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Fears of foreign funds exiting India pulled India's stock markets lower during per-noon trade session on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kerala girl who suffered injuries in lift collapse at RCC dies
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) After battling for her life for over a month, the 22-year-old Nadeera, a victim of callousness at Kerala's premier cancer institute -- Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), here, passed away in the wee hours of Thursday at the Medical College Hospital.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Early access for Battlegrounds Mobile India now live for Indian gamers
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) South Korean video game developer KRAFTON on Thursday announced the 'Early Access' of Battlegrounds Mobile India for the Indian gamers.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nepal to procure 4mn vaccines from China under non-disclosure deal
Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) The Nepal government has decided to procure four million Covid-19 vaccines manufactured by China's Sinopharm under a non-disclosure agreement.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
NIA raids ex-encounter specialist's Mumbai home, detains him (Ld)
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) In a significant development, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma's Andheri home and later detained him, as part of the ongoing probe into the cases of SUV planting and businessman Mansukh Hiran murder, here on Thursday morning.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid can activate dormant bacterial infection, TB: Study
Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19, may have the ability to reactivate dormant tuberculosis (TB), according to study that is an alarming news for countries like India, which accounts for an estimated 40 per cent of the population with dormant or latent TB.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Assam,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Eka.Care integrates with CoWIN for vaccination booking
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Eka.Care, a connected healthcare platform, has gone live with CoWIN-approved vaccination slot booking to help people get vaccinated in an efficient and orderly manner.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
OnePlus Nord CE 5G: The legacy continues with more power
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) If you have experienced the original OnePlus Nord, the new offering in this popular mid-segment smartphone is next level, featuring industry-leading hardware and powerful essentials.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in TN kids rising
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) After 11 children admitted to Government Rajaji Medical College hospital in Madurai were diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) as a post-Covid-19 condition, health officials feel an urgent need for revival of post-Covid-19 clinics that are now non-functional.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
MHA withdraws 'Y+' category security of TMC leader Mukul Roy
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Central government has withdrawn the 'Y+' category security of Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, sources said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Five yoga suggestions to help you breathe easy
New Delhi, June 17 (IANSlife) Yoga is often mistaken as an 'exercise' that only caters to the body. But the most important thing we forget, is that the central dogma of yoga is breath. Life is breath.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'US retains tariff retaliation option if DST still in place'
Washington, June 17 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that Washington retains the option to impose retaliatory tariffs on countries that don't remove Digital Service Taxes (DST), which according to her, discriminate against American technology companies.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
City peripheries lead in housing supplies amid pandemic: Anarock
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) City peripheral areas are the preferred housing locations for homebuyers, and data released by Anarock Property Consultants showed that as much as 58 per cent of about 1.49 lakh homes launched in FY21 are in the leading seven cities' peripheries.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cong fumes over case for Covid protocols violation at party hq
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala on Thursday expressed its displeasure over the way the police registered a case for violation of Covid protocols at their party headquarters on Wednesday when new president K. Sudhakaran took charge.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Monsoon superfoods to include in your diet
New Delhi, June 17 (IANSlife) Along with strong winds and incessant rain, the monsoons in India also usher in a time for savoury delicacies. It is important to remember that extreme change in weather conditions has an impact on our digestive system and makes it vulnerable to infections. Consuming certain foods items that are rich in nutrients and help strengthen the body's immune system can help protect ourselves. Rohit Shelatkar, VP at Vitabiotics, Fitness & Nutrition Expert shares a list of these super foods:
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pandemic turns blessing in disguise for Himachal cherry growers
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) Amidst the pandemic, cheers have been brought on the faces of cherry growers with the crop turning out to be bountiful despite natural vagaries. Also the crop is reaching out north Indian cities with no impact of lockdowns and earning remunerative prices owing to benefit to boost immunity.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Incidence of absolute poverty in Italy hits record high
Rome, June 17 (IANS) Italy's National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) said that the country's incidence of absolute poverty hit a record high level in 2020, interrupting a downward trend in the previous year.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Want healthy skin? Wash your pillowcase every week
New Delhi, June 17 (IANSlife) No matter how high the thread count or how lovely the pattern, your pillowcase can harbour a lot of gunk, grunge, and other debris. Changing your sheets, which should be done at least once a week or at the most once in two weeks, is a must. But, if you want to be truly kind to yourself, or at least to your face, you should change your pillowcase at least once a week, if not more often.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Jahnvi Kapoor's summer beach glam
New Delhi, June 17 (IANSlife) Actress Jahnvi Kapoor's looks are trending. Keeping it fun and sassy, the young star plays with bright hues and bold colours. The millennial flaunts her envious curves in colourful bikins and a metallic maillot. In her latest pictures on Instagram, Kapoor is seen enjoying the sunset at the beach and in her villa at the Maldives.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Texas provides initial $250mn for border wall with Mexico
Houston, June 17 (IANS) Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced providing $250 million in state funds as initial payment to build its border barrier with Mexico.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Libya House speaker rejects attempts to obstruct polls
Tripoli, June 17 (IANS) Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (parliament), Aguila Saleh has confirmed his rejection of any attempts to obstruct the general elections to be held later this year.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Palestinian woman shot dead after attempted car-ramming attack
Jerusalem, June 17 (IANS) A Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli troops in the West Bank after she attempted to carry out a car-ramming attack, the army said.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Indonesia reports highest daily Covid spike since Feb
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) Indonesia recorded 9,944 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, marking the highest single-day spike since February 22, which increased the total tally to 1,937,652, the Health Ministry said.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 176.9mn
Washington, June 17 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 176.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.83 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Big Tech critic Lina Khan begins stint as Biden's FTC chief
New York, June 17 (IANS) Legal scholar and antitrust crusader Lina Khan has begun her term as the Joe Biden administrations top federal regulator overseeing industry competition, consumer protection and digital privacy at a time when Big Tech is coming under fire at home and abroad for market dominance riding primarily on behavioural data extraction at scale.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Cardi B opens up on her role in 'Fast & Furious 9'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) American rapper Cardi B is officially joining the "Fast & Furious" franchise in the upcoming ninth film of the series. The rapper opened up about her character Leysa and how she came to be involved with "Fast & Furious 9".
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
You needn't be right wing to believe in dharma: Alka Pande
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) "I am definitely a believer. When you believe in dharma, it is about doing things ethically, in a correct manner. I am not Left or Right-wing. I am a liberal-leaning person. Having said that, I dont like all things liberal. Frankly, I dont want to be an arm-chair fat-cat. Yes, I believe in the language of dharma and in humanism. And Hinduism is a way of life, it is not a religion," says art historian, curator and author Alka Pande.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Myanmar village of Kin Ma burns down after clashes
Yangon, June 17 (IANS) A village in the centre of Myanmar has been burned down after clashes between the security forces and local guerrillas, leaving at least two people dead.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Putin lashes out at US after meeting with Biden (2nd Lead)
Geneva, June 17 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday lashed out at the US on arms control, human rights, cyber-attacks, among other issues, after "constructive" talks with his US counterpart Joe Biden.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Singapore selects 24 private healthcare institutions to provide Sinovac vaccine
Singapore, June 17 (IANS) Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has selected 24 private healthcare institutions to be licensed providers of the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine under the Special Access Route (SAR), MOH said here on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Politics
Biden and Putin praise Geneva summit talks but discord remains
Geneva, June 17 (IANS) The Presidents of the US and Russia have praised their talks in Geneva but have made little concrete progress at the first such meeting since 2018.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Bangladesh extends Covid-19 restrictions
Dhaka, June 17 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has extended the countrywide Covid-19 restrictions on public movement and transport for a month from Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UK reports highest daily increase of Covid cases since Feb
London, June 17 (IANS) Britain has reported another 9,055 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, the highest daily increase since February, according to official figures released Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Raj becomes fourth state to inoculate 2 crore people
Jaipur, June 17 (IANS) After Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, Rajasthan has become the fourth state to inoculate over 2 crore vaccination people in the state.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
J&K govt to reach out to 50K youth for financial assistance under Back To Village program
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Riding high on the success of ambitious 'Back to Village initiative, J&K government is planning to reach out to 50,000 youth for financial assistance under the next leg of Back to Village program, the details of which would be finalised soon, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Biden-Putin meeting begins in Geneva
Geneva, June 17 (IANS) The summit between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin officially kicked off here on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Three missing after boat mishap in Patna
Patna, June 17 (IANS) Three persons have reportedly gone missing after a boat mishap in Ganga river in Patna on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portugal starts to issue Covid-19 passport
Lisbon, June 17 (IANS) The Portuguese health authorities began to issue the EU (European Union) Digital Covid Certificate on Wednesday, which will allow free transit in the bloc's 27 member countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Politics
Militant Hefazat leader arrested in Dhaka
Dhaka, June 17 (IANS) Azharul Islam, the former organising secretary of militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islams Dhaka city chapter, has been arrested from the Jatrabari area in the national capital.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Bengaluru's Covid tally crosses 12-lakh mark
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) As epi-centre of the pandemic in Karnataka, the Covid tally of Bengaluru crossed the 12-lakh mark, with 1,611 new cases in a day, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
EPL fixtures: Man City start title defence away to Spurs
London, June 17 (IANS) Premier League champions Manchester City will start their title defence away to Tottenham Hotspurs on August 14, it was announced on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Targeted in Sandalwood drugs case being a woman: Actress Ragini
Vijaypura (Karnataka), June 17 (IANS) Almost six months after she was freed on bail in the 'Sandalwood' drugs case, Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi on Wednesday said that she strongly feels that she was targeted because she is a woman.
2021-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Edible oil prices down up to 20% in certain categories, says govt
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prices of edible oil are showing a declining trend across a wide array of oils, the Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
HC stays Andhra Group 1 examination interviews
Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday issued a four-week stay on the conduct of the state Public Service Commission Group 1 examination interviews that were scheduled to begin from Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress mocks BJP's K'taka incharge visit for 'settlement meeting'
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Mocking the internal feud of Karnataka's ruling BJP, the Congress' state unit on Wednesday said that BJP incharge Arun Singh's three-day visit to Bengaluru to hold settlement meetings was to save power in the state instead of serving people in the times of the pandemic.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Women's Test vs India: Heather's 95 takes England to 269/6 on Day 1
Bristol, June 17 (IANS) Led by captain Heather Knight's 95, England's top order fared pretty well while Indian women would be satisfied at restricting the host to 269 for six wickets at stumps on the first day of the one-off Test here on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka to use Israeli technologies to boost horticulture
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Under the Indo-Israel agriculture project, Karnataka would use Israeli technologies to increase horticulture production in the southern state, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Politics
Once famed Pak spinner, Arshad drives a cab in Sydney
Lahore, June 16 (IANS) Former Pakistan spinner Arshad Khan, who is remembered for troubling Indian cricketing icons such as Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in the mid-2000s, has fallen on bad days and now drives a cab in Sydney.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Former Maha MLA Paril held in Rs 500 cr money laundering case
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said that it has arrested former Maharashtra MLA Vivekanand Shankar Patil in connection with an over Rs 500 crore money laundering probe, officials said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka to vaccinate 80% of 45+ group in Bengaluru soon
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) Even as Covid's second wave recedes, Karnataka is aiming to vaccinate 80 per cent of people in the above 45 years group this month, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
99% fully vaccinated healthcare workers remained safe: Fortis study
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) More than 99 per cent of the healthcare workers at Fortis who received both doses of Covid vaccine did not face severe outcomes like ICU care or mortality post vaccination.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TN govt to renovate, relaunch 'Archaka' training centres
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister P.K. Sekar Babu on Wednesday said that the six state-run Archaka (Hindu priest) training centres will be renovated and relaunched soon.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Fire at AIIMS, 22 fire tenders at spot
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A massive fire broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Wednesday night, following which 22 fire tenders were rushed to douse the blaze, fire officials said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microblogging platform Koo launches app in Assamese language
Guwahati, June 16 (IANS) Indigenous microblogging platform Koo on Wednesday launched the app in Assamese language with state Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma releasing the first message.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Assam,Technology,Politics
Loser generally goes to court, not winner, says Paras
Patna, June 16 (IANS) Lok Janshakti Party MP Pashupati Kumar Paras, who has orchestrated a coup to dethrone his nephew Chirag Paswan as party chief, on Wednesday said that gamblers, who lose the battle, generally go to court, not the winners.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Good work of Yediyurappa govt need not be endorsed every time: Arun Singh
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) The BJPs Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh said on Wednesday that he does not need to give certificates every time about how well the state government led by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa is functioning in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and other important issues.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Heavy rains pound Karnataka as monsoon remains active
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) With the southwest monsoon remaining active, heavy rains pounded Karnataka, causing landslides in hilly regions, inundating low-laying areas and disrupting normal life, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Reasi first J&K district with zero Covid positive cases
Jammu, June 16 (IANS) Reasi has become the first district of Jammu and Kashmir to register zero Covid positive cases post second wave as per Wednesday's testing report.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
AFC Asian Cup football: 22 teams qualify for final qualifying round
Kuala Lumpur, June 16 (IANS) India are among the 22 teams out of 24 teams that have advanced to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers final round, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Cricketer Suresh Raina calls on J&K L-G
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Former India cricketer Suresh Raina called on J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday and apprised him about the functioning of cricket academies and schools adopted by him to nurture young sporting talent in the Union Territory.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Sports
Number of people vaccinated in Telangana crosses 68 lakh
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Continuing Covid-19 vaccination drive at a brisk pace, Telangana has so far vaccinated over 68 lakh people, including nearly 17 lakh high-risk individuals.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Mamunul among 43 Hefazat leaders sued for embezzling Rs 20 cr takas
Dhaka, June 16 (IANS) Forty-three Hefazat-e-Islam leaders, including its arrested former Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque, have been sued by madarsa director Abdur Razzak Kasemi, for embezzling properties worth 20 crore takas.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Those responsible will face action: J&K LG on power outage in Jammu
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has assured the people of Jammu division that a committee will be constituted by the Chief Secretary to enquire into the recent unscheduled power outage in various areas, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Tests key to excel in white ball cricket: Windies' Holder
Gros Islet (St Lucia), June 16 (IANS) West Indies cricketer Jason Holder, who continues to top the ICC Test all-rounders rankings, said on Wednesday that a good foundation in white ball cricket is possible only if players give due importance to Test cricket.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Cricket
BCCI forms panel to look into functioning of JKCA
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) An existing committee that has been overseeing the affairs of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has constituted a sub-panel, including former Ranji Trophy player Mithun Manhas, to manage the day-to-day functioning of the association, the Indian cricket board announced on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
24L Oxford dictionaries to enhance skills of Andhra students
Visakhapatnam, June 16 (IANS) Senior YSRCP leader and Rajya Sabha member V. Vijayasai Reddy said on Wednesday that the state government is distributing 24 lakh Oxford English dictionaries to as many government school students to enhance their English skills.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
LaunchGood: So bad for India (Part III)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) was not the only organisation stealing funds in the name of Covid crisis in India. There were many, as per DisinfoLab documents.
2021-06-16
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Russia edge out Finland 1-0 for first win in Euro 2020
St. Petersburg (Russia), June 16 (IANS) Russia wrapped up their first win in Group B of Euro 2020, beating Finland by a solitary goal from Aleksey Miranchuk here on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Scarlett Johansson: Black Widow has moved away from hyper-sexualisation
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson says she is happy that her Marvel Cinematic Universe avatar Natasha Romanoff, as well as her superhero alter ego Black Widow, has moved away from the "hyper-sexualisation" which defined it when she first essayed the role in the 2010 blockbuster "Iron Man 2".
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Javelin ace Chopra set for Karlstad Grand Prix on June 22
Lisbon, June 16 (IANS) In his bid to regain form and confidence before the Olympic Games, Indian javelin exponent Neeraj Chopra's next stop will be Karlstad Grand Prix in Sweden on June 22 as part of his preparation.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Athletics
Six Maoists gunned down in Andhra operation (2nd Ld)
Visakhapatnam, June 16 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh police on Wednesday morning gunned down six Maoists, three males and three females, in the Teegalametta forest area in Visakhapatnam district.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
After furore, BMC, Mumbai Police probe 'fraud' in pvt society vaccination
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Following a furore, the Mumbai Police and the BrihanMumbai Muncipal Corporatin have launched independent investigations into an alleged fraud in a posh Kandivali housing complex where a private vaccination drive was undertaken two weeks ago, an official said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Maha: New Covid infections rise, deaths remain above 1K
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths remained in the higher ranges even as new infections also spurted to breach the 10,000 level, though the number of patients cured also increased, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Rs 12,600 cr District Capex Budget approved for J&K
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) In a historic decision on Wednesday, Rs 12,600.58 crore District Capex Budget for 2021-22, more than double of previous year's budget of Rs 5,134.40 crore, has been approved for the equitable development of Jammu and Kashmir with the active involvement of panchayats, block development councils (BDCs) and district development councils (DDCs).
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Cautious optimism returning to India's economy: RBI
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Cautious optimism has started to return to India's economy which was heavily battered by Covid 2.0, the Reserve Bank of India said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dwayne Johnson reacts to 46 per cent respondents rooting for him to be US President
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) WWE champion-turned Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson says it is time for him to "humbly and respectfully stand up, listen and learn" when 46 per cent Americans favour the idea of having him as President of the United States.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
IMANA raised funds by exploiting India's goodwill during Covid crisis (Part II)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Funds worth tens of crores donated by well-meaning people from world over to help India in times of Covid crisis were stolen, DisinfoLab said in a disclosure.
2021-06-16
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Court defers release of three activists accused in Delhi riots
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A Dlhi court on Wednesday deferred the order on release of February 2020 riots accused activists Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha, who were granted bail by Delhi High Court on June 15, citing the "heavy board" of other bail applications listed before it.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
J&K IAS officer Dulloo re-designated Additional Chief Secretary
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday re-designated senior IAS officer, Atal Dulloo as Additional Chief Secretary.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Delhi now has adequate Covid vaccines for all categories: Atishi
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Delhi now has adequate Covid vaccines for all categories with fresh supply of Covaxin and Covishield received from the Centre to accelerate the mass vaccination drive in the capital, the ruling AAP said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Day before curbs relaxation, Covid TPR in Kerala falls below 12%
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) A day before easing of lockdown norms, Kerala on Wednesday saw its Covid test positivity rate (TPR) dip to 11.79 per cent as 13,270 people turned positive from 1,12,521 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
CBI nabs 3 Ruchi Global Ltd directors in Rs 188 cr bank fraud
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested three directors of Ruchi Global Ltd for allegedly defrauding various banks to the tune of Rs 188.35 crore, an official said here.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ewan McGregor to play George Mallory in 'Everest'
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) Hollywood star Ewan McGregor is all set to play the late British mountaineering legend George Mallory in the upcoming adventure drama "Everest".
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Andhra logs 6K new Covid cases, tally 18.2 lakh
Amaravati, June 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday reported 6,617 new Covid cases, higher than the past two days, raising the state's overall Covid tally to over 18.2 lakh, while its active caseload dropped to 71,466.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
PMK leader demands permanent closure of liquor shops in TN
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) PMK youth wing leader and Rajya Sabha MP Anbumani Ramadoss has called upon the Tamil Nadu government to close down all liquor shops in the state after five persons lost their lives in drunken brawls on the day of the reopening of TASMAC shops.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Body of one of the trapped workers retrieved from Meghalaya mine
Shillong, June 16 (IANS) The body of one of the five trapped miners was retrieved from a flooded coal pit in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills on Wednesday, 18 days after they were trapped, officials said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
West Bengal FM Amit Mitra asks not to dismantle RMD of SAIL
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra has asked Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan not to dismantle the Raw Materials Division (RMD) of SAIL - headquartered in Kolkata - because that will not only create unemployment during lockdown but also cut-off the supply line of iron ore to Durgapur and Burnpur Integrated Steel Plants in West Bengal. The finance minister also apprehended that this is a ploy of the BJP after its defeat in the recent Assembly election.
2021-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
ADB to loan $484 mn to upgrade road network in TN industrial corridor
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Indian government on Wednesday signed an agreement for a $484 million loan to improve transport connectivity and facilitate industrial development in the Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC) in Tamil Nadu.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Still waiting for Cong MLAs to form govt in Goa: Faleiro
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) Four years after being accused of sabotaging Congress efforts to form a coalition government in Goa in 2017, former Chief Minister and ex-state Congress President Luizinho Faleiro on Wednesday made a sarcastic remark about the claims made then by other Congress leaders about forming a government within 24 hours.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Auger-Aliassime rallies to beat childhood idol Federer
Halle (Germany), June 16 (IANS) Canadian world No.21 Felix Auger-Aliassime rallied from a set down to defeat his childhood idol and former world No.1 Roger Federer, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and enter the quarter-finals of the Noventi Open here on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
Evelyn Sharma posts pics from honeymoon
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Actress Evelyn Sharma on Wednesday posted a set of snapshots from her honeymoon on social media.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pak-linked charities collected funds in the name of helping India during Covid crisis (Part I)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) US based 'charity organisations linked to Pakistan had started collecting funds in the name of helping India during the Covid crisis, according to a report.
2021-06-16
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Faf du Plessis to return to SA after concussion in PSL
Abu Dhabi, June 16 (IANS) South African cricketer Faf du Plessis will fly back home to South Africa after he was ruled out of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) following a concussion suffered during a Quetta Gladiators' match against Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Armaan Malik to birthday boy Amaal: Whatever I am today is because of you
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik took to social media on Wednesday to share a special wish for his elder brother, singer-composer Amaal Mallik, on his birthday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian women archers geared up to qualify for Olympics
Paris, June 16 (IANS) The Indian women recurve archers, including Olympian Deepika Kumari, are geared up to seal a team quota place at an Olympic qualification tournament starting here on Thursday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
BJP-ruled Delhi civic bodies get new Mayors for next one year
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) With less than one year left for the Delhi municipal elections scheduled in 2022, the national capital's three municipal agencies on Wednesday found new Mayors along with new faces in some other prominent posts for the next one year.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Monoclonal antibody therapy cuts death risk in Covid-19 patients by 20%
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Administering monoclonal antibody therapy in severe Covid-19 patients, who have not mounted a natural antibody response of their own, can reduce the risk of death by 20 per cent, according to results of a clinical trial.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
'Greece benefits from healthy bond with China under BRI cooperation'
Athens, June 16 (IANS) Greece enjoys the benefits of its healthy relationship with China in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and will continue cooperation on this path, Spiros Lambridis, Greece's permanent representative to NATO, has said.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Greece,Politics
CM Mamata Banerjee, industry colleagues mourn Swatilekha Sengupta's death
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to social media on Wednesday evening to mourn the demise of veteran theatre and film actress Swatilekha Sengupta.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Terrorist killed in Kashmir encounter refused to surrender (Ld)
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist killed in an encounter in the Wagoora area of Nowgam in Srinagar on Wednesday had refused to surrender and fired indiscriminately at the security forces, drawing retaliation that led to the encounter, officials said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Women's Test: England 162/2 against India (Tea)
Bristol, June 16 (IANS) England added 76 runs in the second session to move to 162 for two wickets at tea interval on the first day of the one-off Test against India here on Wednesday. At the break, captain Heather Knight was batting at 47 (100 balls, 7x4s) and Natalie Sciver was on 11 (24 balls, 2x4s).
2021-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Veteran Bengali actress Swatilekha Sengupta dies at 71
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Veteran Bengali actress Swatilekha Sengupta passed away at a private hospital in the city on Wednesday afternoon. The 71-year-old theatre and film personality was reportedly battling kidney-related ailments.
2021-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Super-fit Milind Soman flaunts shirtless beef in new post
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) At 55, Milind Soman continues to defy the laws of aging. On Wednesday evening, Milind posted a video and a picture on Instagram that would give serious complex to guys half his age.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Digital technology helped us cope, connect, comfort and console in Covid: PM
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that where convention fails, innovation helps, as he noted that during the Covid pandemic, digital technology helped people to "cope, connect, comfort and console".
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Technology
Alaya gets her first Covid jab: 'Wasn't bad at all!'
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Actress Alaya F on Wednesday posted a video taking her first shot of the Covid vaccine.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TKM introduces 'door delivery' of auto parts
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has introduced a new service offering 'Door Delivery of genuine auto parts.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mumbai Police probing 'fraud' in private society vaccination drive
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The Mumbai Police have launched investigations into an alleged fraud in a posh Kandivali housing complex where a private vaccination drive was undertaken two weeks ago, an official said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Wild elephant rescued from well in Kerala, but people protest
Kochi, June 16 (IANS) After several hours of hard work by a rescue team of forest and police officials a wild elephant which had fallen into a well in a private property near Kothamangalam, about 70 kms from here, was taken out and allowed to walk into the forest.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi reports 212 new Covid cases, 25 deaths
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The national capital on Wednesday reported 212 new Covid-19 cases while its daily test positivity rate stood at 0.27 per cent, according to the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Egyptian FM calls on new Israeli govt to resume regional peace process
Cairo, June 16 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Wednesday called on the newly elected Israeli government to take brave decisions for reaching a peace deal in the region, the country's foreign ministry said in a statement.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
German battery market up 35 pct last year despite pandemic
Berlin, June 16 (IANS) The German battery market grew 35 per cent to 5.9 billion euros (7.2 billion US dollars) last year, faster than in 2019, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI) said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Politics
Jubin Nautiyal, Meet Bros, Manoj Mutishir a 'dream team to work with' for Gurmeet Choudhary
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The new Jubin Nautiyal track "Bedardi se pyaar ka", which is composed by Meet Bros, has hit 43 million views on YouTube within a week of release. Gurmeet Choudhary, who is one of the actors featuring in the music video, is naturally happy.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's Test reserves lost chance to prepare for T20 World Cup
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Five members of India's extended Test squad, who were left out of the 15-member squad for World Test Championship (WTC) final, would have spent two months without competitive cricket by the time Test series against England starts in early August.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vietnam logs 423 new Covid cases
Hanoi, June 16 (IANS) Vietnam on Wednesday reported 423 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the total tally to 11,635, according to the country's Ministry of Health.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Disclosures to be mandatory for debt securities of listed entities
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In a major move towards curbing insider trading, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has decided to include the listed debt securities of equity listed companies under the purview of "System Driven Disclosures".
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Super-fit Milind Soman flaunts shitless beef in new post
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) At 55, Milind Soman continues to defy the laws of aging. On Wednesday evening, a a Milind posted a video and a picture on Instagram that would give serious complex to guys half his age.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal Guv meets Central ministers, Trinamool cries foul
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Soon after West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar met two Central ministers in the national capital on Wednesday, the Trinamool Congress and the CPI(M) accused the Governor of overstepping the limits of his constitutional boundary.
2021-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Top Dutch woman tennis player Kiki to call it quits
London, June 16 (IANS) Kiki Bertens, former world No.4 and the Netherlands's highest-ranked player in WTA history, said on Wednesday that this year would be her final competitive tennis season.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Over 23% people to have lasting post-Covid symptoms: Study
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Among all patients infected with the coronavirus disease, more than 23 per cent continued to suffer from one or more health issues even a month after being diagnosed with Covid-19, according to a large study.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
635 new Covid cases, 1,649 recoveries in J&K
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Recoveries remained ahead of new cases in J&K on Wednesday as 1,649 patients were discharged after recovery and 635 new cases were reported in the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Can't read too much into NZ's 2020 Test series win vs India: Southee
Southampton, June 16 (IANS) New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee said on Wednesday that last year's 2-0 Test series win over India at home doesn't count much going into the World Test Championship (WTC) final.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh reports 3,956 new Covid cases, 60 deaths
Dhaka, June 16 (IANS) Bangladesh has reported 3,956 new Covid-19 cases and 60 deaths, the highest daily death toll since May 4, taking the total tally to 837,247 and the toll to 13,282, according to health authorities on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cong deliberating on new in-charge, state president in Gujarat
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) After the demise of Rajeev Satav, the Congress is yet to announce the in-charge for Gujarat while sources say after the bypoll and municipality debacle a change of state president is on the cards.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
OnePlus merges with OPPO to create better products
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) With an aim to create better products, global smartphone brand OnePlus on Wednesday announced that it has decided to further integrate with its sister smartphone brand OPPO.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Growth of Indian consumer credit market to outrun major economies
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) India's credit ecosystem remains resilient despite the pandemic and the consumer credit market is projected to grow at a higher rate than most major economies globally, according to a report by Experian and Invest India.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
J&K Bank to raise Rs 150 crore by issuing shares to employees
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Bank said on Wednesday that it has decided to raise Rs 150 crore by issuing shares to its employees under the employee stock purchase scheme.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy
'Western Australian Premier calls for restoring ties with China'
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan called on his federal government to stop anti-China rhetoric and mend relations with China.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics
1,489 new Covid cases, 11 deaths in Telangana
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Telangana recorded 1,489 new cases of Covid-19 and 11 deaths on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Only 4.28% of Apollo healthcare workers showed post-jab infection
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) A post vaccination study by Apollo Hospitals among healthcare workers at its units across India has revealed that Covid vaccines provided protection in more than 95 per cent of the healthcare workers.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Russia logs 13,397 fresh Covid cases
Moscow, June 16 (IANS) Russia has reported 13,397 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, pushing the tally to 5,249,990, the official monitoring and response center said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Himachal Police seize leopard skin, one arrested
Shimla, June 16 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Police have seized the skin of an adult leopard in Solan town and arrested a person in connection with the case before he could escape from the state, Director General of Police (DGP), Sanjay Kundu, said here on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
B'desh extends Covid lockdown till July 15 after 60 deaths in day
Dhaka, June 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh government on Wednesday extended the ongoing lockdown until July 15 as the Covid-19 infection rate remained alarming across the country. Social, political and religious gatherings will be banned during this period.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
BJP K'taka chief rules out leadership change before crucial meet
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) Just ahead of BJP's Karnataka in-charge Arun Singhs three-day visit to the southern state, the partys state unit chief Nalin Kumar Kateel said on Wednesday that there is no question of a change in leadership in Karnataka as incumbent Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa will be at the helm of affairs till the next Assembly polls scheduled in 2023.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'Infringement of liberty': SC shocked as bail plea not listed for over a year
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court has expressed its dissatisfaction after learning that a bail application under Section 439 of the CrPC was not listed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court for more than year.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India strong contenders for Olympic hockey medal: Oltmans
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) India will be one of the strongest contenders for a medal in men's hockey tournament of the Olympic Games if they display mental toughness in ample measure, says Roelant Oltmans, Dutch hockey tactician and former India men's coach.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Adani Total up 921%, Adani Enterprises up 890% vs 60% for Nifty in last 1 year
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Adani Total Gas went up by 921 per cent while Adani Enterprises went up by 890 per cent in the last one year compared to 60.7 per cent return for the NSE Nifty index, as per Trendlyne data.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CBSE to submit class 12 assessment formula in SC on Thursday
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to submit before the Supreme Court on Thursday the assessment system for class 12 students.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Rajiv assassination convict Perarivalan's mother meets Stalin
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) Arputhammal, mother of AG Perarivalan one of the seven convicts in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin at his office in the Secretariat on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Punjab Congress MP summoned for casteist remark
Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) The Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes on Wednesday summoned Congress' Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu for personal hearing on June 22 for allegedly hurting the sentiments of BSP workers.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Rakhi Sawant gets first shot for Covid vaccine
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Actress and reality TV star Rakhi Sawant on Wednesday posted an Instagram video that show her getting her first shot of Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Test rankings: Smith new No.1 batsman, Kohli moves up to 4th
Dubai, June 16 (IANS) Ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final, India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday moved up one spot, to fourth, in the ICC Test batting rankings while New Zealand captain Kane Williamson lost his top spot to Australian Steve Smith.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Vidyut Jammwal channels his inner 'Harry Potter'
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Action star Vidyut Jammwal plays out his Harry Potter fantasy of riding a broom in a new Boomerang video he posted on Wednesday evening. His pet pup, at least, seems quite impressed!
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Sasikala unsuccessfully trying divide and rule politics in AIADMK'
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) AIADMK's former interim General Secretary V.K. Sasikala, who does not even have a primary membership of the party, is trying "audio politics" and divide and rule methods to create confusion among the party cadres, senior party leader and spokesman, D. Jayakumar said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India has quietly made deep economic inroads in Africa
New delhi, June 16: India has quietly upped its game in Africa. While pundits have been busy analysing Indias involvement with China, US and other European countries, Indian public sector as well as private sector have been making deep inroads in Africa. So when India became Africas third largest trading partner, the news failed to grab eyeball.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Diaspora
NZ have advantage but we are mentally prepared: Rahane
Southampton, June 16 (IANS) India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Wednesday admitted New Zealand would go into the World Test Championship (WTC) final with the advantage of having played two Tests in England, but said his teammates are prepared to face the challenge of playing a one-off Test without a competitive game.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
IIT Delhi to soon have Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Centre
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, will soon establish a new centre for transportation research and injury prevention. This centre named Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Centre (TRIP-C) will conduct important research in the field of road safety and modern road transport systems. Its objective is to make road transport more accessible and safer in the country.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Drone survey mandatory for all National Highway projects
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In order to enhance transparency, uniformity and leverage latest technology, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Wednesday made use of drones for monthly video recording of national highway projects mandatory during all stages of development, construction, operation and maintenance work.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nia Sharma shares her candy cane look
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Actress Nia Sharma opted for a red-and-white summer style statement on Wednesday, calling it her candy cane look.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russian scientists discovers new 'Moscow strain' of coronavirus
Moscow, June 16 (IANS) Scientists at Russia's Gamaleya National Center claim to have identified a new variant of the coronavirus, dubbed "Moscow" strain as cases surge across the country.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Health/Medicine
CCEA okays nutrient-based subsidy rates for P&K fertilisers
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal of the Department of Fertilisers for fixation of nutrient-based subsidy rates for phosphatic and potassic (P&K) fertilisers for the year 2021-22, till the present season.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
12-year-old lion falls prey to Covid in Chennai zoo
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) A male lion named 'Pathbanathan (12) died due to Covid-19 at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, popularly known as Vandalur Zoo, here on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fielding 7 Indians in playing XIs in ISL encouraging: Bachchan
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Allowing clubs to field seven Indian players in their playing XIs during the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season will encourage the local talent and "provide a platform to more" young footballers to showcase their skill on the big stage, feels Chennaiyin FC (CFC) co-owner Abhishek Bachchan.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
'Indian millennials, Gen Z want positive actions for communities, climate'
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The pandemic has made Indian millennials and Generation Z view Covid-19 as the tipping point at which they are holding themselves and institutions accountable to bring about a more sustainable and equitable world, according to the 10th anniversary issue of Deloitte's Global Millennial and Gen Z Survey 2021.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Centre in favour of setting up petro-chemical corridor in Andhra'
New Delhi/Amaravati, June 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy on Wednesday said the Central government is in favour of establishing a petro-chemical corridor in the state.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Paras arrives in Patna for national executive meet, shown black flags
Patna, June 16 (IANS) After the upheaval in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), Pasupati Kumar Paras reached Bihar capital Patna to participate in the national executive committee meeting he has called on Thursday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Malaysia thanks China for sending coronavirus vaccine
Kuala Lumpur, June 16 (IANS) Malaysia will soon receive a contribution of CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech, Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Veteran Bengali actress Swatilekha Sengupta passes away
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Veteran Bengali actress Swatilekha Sengupta passed away at a private hospital in the city on Wednesday afternoon. The 71-year-old The theatre and film personality was reportedly battling kidney-related ailments.
2021-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
HMSI launches '2021 Gold Wing Tour' bike starting from Rs 37 lakh
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) on Wednesday launched the luxury touring bike '2021 Gold Wing Tour' in India with a starting price of Rs 37.20 lakh (ex-showroom Gurugram).
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No Jadeja, Ishant in Manjrekar's India XI for WTC final
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has picked only one specialist spinner in Ravichandra Ashwin and dropped pace spearhead Ishant Sharma in his India XI for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand starting on June 18.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Has Twitter actually lost its 'legal shield' in India?
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) With IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad slamming Twitter once again, ironically in a series of tweets, leading experts on Wednesday began a debate on whether the micro-blogging platform has actually lost its "legal shield" in the country from prosecution over posts.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
Hyd Airport uses video analytics to enhance passenger safety
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) on Wednesday announced that it has implemented Queue Management Systems combining IoT security cameras and AI video analytics that help improve passenger experience by reducing waiting time at passenger touch points.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves 'Deep Ocean' mission to explore ocean resources
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the 'Deep Ocean' mission to develop deep sea technologies for sustainable use of ocean resources.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech
Three killed in plane crash in Congo
Kinshasa, June 16 (IANS) Three people were killed in a plane crash at Kavumu airport in South Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday, according to Radio Okapi, a UN-run radio station.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tisca Chopra: Trip to parents' home is a visit into one's childhood
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Tisca Chopra shared a nostalgic post on Wednesday after a trip to her parents' home, recalling the lotus stem prepared by her mother as magical.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google brings new 'Insights' tool for web creators
San Francisco, June 16 (IANS) Google is rolling out a new Search Console Insights tool that provides creators with an overview of how their content is performing.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Telangana farmers receive Rs 516 cr investment support on first day
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Farmers in Telangana have started received investment support for cultivation during the Kharif season under the Rythu Bandhu scheme, and on the first day, over Rs 516 crore was credited to their bank accounts.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
World Bank approves 800 mln USD loan for Indonesia's investment reforms
Jakarta, June 16 (IANS) The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved funding of 800 million US dollars to support Indonesia's reforms on investment and trade as well as efforts to help accelerate the country's economic recovery and transformation.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Business/Economy,Politics
Sher ka bachcha, says Chirag as he readies for a long legal fight (Ld)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Breaking silence over the drama in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) following the coup ousting him as its President, Chirag Paswan on Wednesday said that he tried his best to keep the family and the party united but failed, and termed the way in which his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras was elected party leader "illegal".
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook begins health fact-check in India
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Facebook on Wednesday joined hands with The Healthy Indian Project (THIP) -- a health specialised fact-checking site -- as part of its third-party fact-checking programme in India to combat Covid-19 and all other health related misinformation on the social media platform.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
England women move to 86/1 at lunch vs India (Ld)
Bristol, June 16 (IANS) Opener Tammy Beaumont's unbeaten 44 and her 69-run partnership for the first wicket with Lauren Winfield Hill helped England women reach 86 for the loss of one wicket at lunch on the first day of the one-off Test against India here on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
German shares almost unchanged at start of trading on Wednesday
Berlin, June 16 (IANS) German stocks were almost unchanged at the start of trading on Wednesday, with the benchmark DAX index growing 27.28 points, or 0.17 per cent, opening at 15,756.8 points.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Politics
Women's Test: England 86/1 at lunch against India
Bistrol, June 16 (IANS) England were 86 for one wicket at lunch on the first day of the one-off Test against India here on Wednesday. Opener Tammy Beaumont was batting on 44 (84 balls, 4x4s) and captain Heather Knight was on four (16 balls, 1x4).
2021-06-16
Category: India, England,Sports,Cricket
Net direct tax collections for FY22 grows over 100% till mid-June
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The net direct tax collections for the financial year 2021-22 have grown at a robust pace despite the disruptions caused by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
3 central BJP leaders rush to Tripura after defection speculation
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) Speculation that some BJP MLAs and leaders in Tripura may follow the example of BJP national Vice President Mukul Roy who returned to the Trinamool Congress, three senior central leaders arrived in the state on Wednesday and were holding hectic meetings with state leaders.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Online link for citizens to report waterlogging in Gurugram
Gurugram, June 16 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has launched an online link to report the waterlogging in Gurugram, a spokesperson of the MCG said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
UK PM says it doesn't look like Covid leaked from Chinese lab
London, June 16 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that it doesn't look like that Covid-19 originated from a lab in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Covishield, Covaxin cut infection risk in 95% healthcare workers in India: Study
New Delhi, June 16 (IAS) Covid vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin -- prevented the risk of infection in more than 95 per cent of healthcare workers in India, according to a study by Apollo Hospitals released on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Qutub Minar, Red Fort reopen for public
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) After the Central government's order allowing reopening of monuments for the general public from Wednesday, tourists are enthusiastically thronging historical sites like Qutub Minar and Red Fort in the national capital.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
US watchdog to review of NIH grants, funding to Wuhan lab
Washington, June 16 (IANS) The US federal government investigators have announced plans to launch a review into how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) manages and monitors its grant programme, which also includes funding to controversial 'gain of function' research at China's Wuhan lab, media reports said.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Thailand to roll out new phase of co-payment Covid relief prog
Bangkok, June 16 (IANS) Thailand will launch the third phase of a co-payment programme from July as part of the government's relief measures to help those affected by the pandemic, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
PM announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for kin of Guj accident victims
Gandhinagar, June 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives due to a road accident in Anand district of Gujarat and has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of victims.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RITES posts 2.4% rise in Q4 net profit
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Transport infrastructure consultancy and engineering firm RITES Ltd on Wednesday reported a 2.4 per cent year-on-year increase in its net profit for January-March at Rs 135 crore.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab opens stadia after drop in Covid cases
Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) With a rapid decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases, Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Wednesday directed to open all stadia across the state for the players desirous to participate in national and international events.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Sports
Covid: Goa ties up with AOL for online training to boost bureaucrats' immunity
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) The Goa government has tied up with the Art of Living foundation for conducting online training sessions to boost immunity and well-being and over-coming Covid-related challenges to "help perform duties with energy and valour".
2021-06-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Anupam Kher off to Shimla home with his mother
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher took to social media on Wednesday to inform that he is headed for his home in Shimla after a gap of two years. The actor is accompanied by his mother Dulari Kher.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Madras HC rejects former TN Minister's anticipatory bail plea
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday rejected the anticipatory bail plea moved by former Tamil Nadu Minister and AIADMK leader Manikandan in a case pertaining to a sexual harassment complaint filed by a Malaysia-based woman.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Truecaller adds Group Calling, Smart SMS features
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) Swedish caller identification app Truecaller announced on Wednesday that it is rolling out new features to further augment the user experience, which include Group Voice Calling, Smart SMS and Inbox Cleaner.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
No approval to Delhi panel to probe deaths due to O2 shortage
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said, the Centre has denied approval to a committee set up by the Delhi government to probe deaths caused by the lack of oxygen during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and award compensation to the families of the deceased.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics